Increased sunshine may predict prevalence of ADHD

10/24/2013 |

High solar intensity was associated with fewer cases of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, but was not linked to the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders or major depressive disorder, a Dutch study showed. Researchers noted that the prevalence of ADHD varies across the world, and that solar intensity could be behind 34% to 57% of the variance. The study was published in the journal Biological Psychiatry.

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