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ADHD May Hamper Social Relationships Early in Life

December 23, 2015

Young children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may experience more problems socializing with their peers, which can then contribute to worsening symptoms, a new study from Norway suggests. But the cycle between symptoms and social problems seems to diminish as children grow older, the study authors said. "Restless kids tend to be less attractive as play partners, due to their problems with sustaining attention to rules, being alert to other kids' ideas and a limited understanding of turn-taking," said study author Frode Stenseng. Stenseng is an associate professor at the Regional Centre for Child and Youth Mental Health and Child Welfare at Norwegian University of Science and Technology. To read more, click here

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