By Holly Lebowitz Rossi
February 01, 2012
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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