Children With Epilepsy May Face Higher Risk Of Also Having AD/HD

HealthDay (7/13, Doheny) reports that “children who suffer from epilepsy or fever-related seizures may face a higher risk of also having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD),” research suggests. After tracking Danish youngsters born “from 1990 through 2007…until 2012,” the study authors also found that kids “with both epilepsy and fever-related seizures had a risk of AD/HD more than three times higher than those without a history of either condition.” The findings of the nearly one million-participant study were published online July 13 in Pediatrics.

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— “Epilepsy May Triple ADHD Risk, Danish Study Finds,” Kathleen Doheny, HealthDay, July 13, 2016.

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