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Most ADHD Kids Have Multiple Conditions, Study Says - featured February 9, 2011

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[Source: Health Day/US News and World Report]

Two-thirds of American children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder struggle with other mental health and developmental conditions, such as learning disabilities and anxiety, a new study suggests.
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Examining data on nearly 62,000 children aged 6 to 17 obtained from the 2007 National Survey of Children's Health, researchers found that those with ADHD had higher odds than others of repeating a grade at school and dealing with strained social and family relationships.

Notably, children from poor families were nearly four times as likely as affluent children to suffer from multiple conditions associated with ADHD, which also include conduct disorder, depression and speech problems, among others, the study said.

"This is a really striking finding that I don't think has been documented before," said study author Kandyce Larson, a research associate at the Center for Healthier Children, Families & Communities at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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