By Holly Lebowitz Rossi
February 01, 2012
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General Anesthesia in Infancy Linked to ADHD 29473

Infants who require multiple exposures to medical anesthesia in the first two years of their lives have a higher chance of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as they grow, a study published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings has found.  At least two surgeries rendered kids twice as likely to develop the disorder before age 19, the study found.

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