ADHD diagnoses tied to mother's use of health care system

01/2/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

Mothers of children with ADHD are more likely to make more extensive use of health services than those whose children are not diagnosed with the disorder, according to a study that used a decade's worth of data from a California health insurance provider. Mothers of children with ADHD were especially likely to be diagnosed with depression, obesity or anxiety around the time of their pregnancy and their child's infancy.

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