New study on link between gestational diabetes and low income on ADHD kids

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    4 January, 2012; FYI:

    “A study from Queens College in New York shows some connections between children with attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder and parent income level. The study linked ADHD to mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus as well. Here are details for parents about the relationship among GDM, poverty and ADHD, along with strategies to help prevent ADHD problems in children…”

    http://news.yahoo.com/mothers-gestational-diabetes-income-level-linked-adhd-children-234700806.html

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    People with ADHD have trouble learning, staying in school, getting jobs, and keeping jobs. All to say that people with ADHD generally end up with jobs requiring few or no skills and accordingly pay less. Since ADHD has a high genetic component, an ADHD kid is highly likely to have an ADHD parent with most likely a low paying job.

    One would expect to find that an ADHD kid would come from one of these lower income households for the above reasons. To do such a study would be like looking for snow in Alaska.

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    Yep, you do have to wonder, is GDM and poverty a cause of ADD, directly or indirectly? Or is it in fact the other way around??? Just over the way, on another string, forum members are posting about their weight problems brought on (they suspect) by compulsive ADD behavio(u)r.

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