05 Jan '12, 2pm

Diabetes, poverty linked to increased ADHD risk

Diabetes, poverty linked to increased ADHD risk

In addition, the authors of the study speculate that growing up in poverty would aggravate any underlying nervous-system deficits, therefore increasing the child's risk of developing ADHD. According to Dr. Yoko Nomura, the lead author of the study and an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, “when babies are born into higher socioeconomic status households, they have better access to medical care [and] remedial activities, intellectual stimulus is higher, they have better foods,” she says.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/family/babies-pregnancy/blogs/diabetes...

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