Children with ADHD have higher rates of constipation, incontinence

10/21/2013 |

Among 32,773 4- to 12-year-olds with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, 4.1% had constipation problems and 0.9% experienced bowel incontinence, a study in the journal Pediatrics showed. In children without ADHD, just 1.5% had constipation and 0.15% suffered incontinence. Researchers said the increased rates of the conditions in those with ADHD may be explained by neurological differences or emotional or behavioral issues.

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