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6 Facts About Neurodevelopmental Disorders

These disorders usually relate to infants and children, as they suggest something has gone awry with the nervous system in the growth stages. However, the symptoms can last well into adulthood or for a patient’s entire life.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), surveys have shown that approximately 15-percent of children aged 3 to 17-years old were affected by some type of neurodevelopmental disorder from 2006 to 2008. Let’s take a look at some things to know about neurodevelopmental disorders…

1. ADHD is A Major Neurodevelopmental Condition

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one the most common neurodevelopmental disorders in childhood, and often lasts into adulthood.

While there are treatments, a child with ADHD may have trouble functioning normally on a day-to-day basis due to impulse behaviors, as well as trouble sitting still and getting along with others.

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