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TOPIC: Are we confusing ADHD with sleep deprivation?

Are we confusing ADHD with sleep deprivation? 30 Apr 2013 12:35 #116

Are we confusing ADHD with sleep deprivation? Leading expert says hyperactivity could be due to sleep problems
Posted April 29, 2013 by Rachel Reilly

A leading U.S doctor believes that many cases of diagnosed ADHD are in fact sleeping disorders in disguise.

Vatsal Thakkar, a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine, says he is treating an increasing number of people with ADHD symptoms but who actually have suffer with poor quality sleep.

For some people - especially children - sleep deprivation does not necessarily cause lethargy; instead they become hyperactive, forgetful and unfocused, he said.


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