Is There A Correlation Between Premature Birth And ADHD?

While the study did show that there is a direct link between premature birth and ADHD, the overall risk is still low. The results concluded that approximately 1 percent of boys and less than .3 percent of girls were prescribed a stimulant medication. During the course of the study, it was noted that many of the children who were prescribed stimulant medications had been carried to term. There is a risk for children developing ADHD regardless of the time they were born.

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