Traits of Autism Seen in Some Kids with ADHD
Nearly one in five children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have traits that are common among children with autism, and having these traits appears to increase children’s risk of experiencing impairments in their everyday lives, a new study suggests.
Among children in the study with ADHD, 18 percent had autistic traits, while less than 1 percent of children without ADHD had such traits.
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Traits of Autism Seen in Some Kids with ADHD

Nearly one in five children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have traits that are common among children with autism, and having these traits appears to increase children’s risk of experiencing impairments in their everyday lives, a new study suggests.

Among children in the study with ADHD, 18 percent had autistic traits, while less than 1 percent of children without ADHD had such traits.

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