ABC news: Study Finds Possible Link Between Anesthesia and ADHD

News from Community Services, Posted on Thu, 02/02/2012 - 11:07am

A new study found an association between multiple procedures requiring anesthesia in young children and the development of ADHD later.

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Signs and Symptoms of ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

  • often fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes
  • often has difficulty maintaining attention in tasks or play activities
  • often does not seem to listen when spoken to directly
  • often does not follow through with instructions
  • often has difficulty organizing tasks and activities
  • often avoids or dislikes tasks that require sustained mental effort (like school or homework)
  • is often easily distracted and forgetful in daily activities
  • often fidgets or leaves seat
  • runs about or climbs excessively
  • talks excessively or acts as if driven by a motor
  • blurts out answers, interrupts or has difficulty waiting in line or waiting for turn

Do you have concerns or questions about your child or a child you know possibly having ADHD? For more information please call Meghan Monahan MSEd, MHC Early Intervention & Recognition Specialist at Community Services 716-701-3315. ADHD training on symptom identification and behavior management available- call and schedule today!