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Tonsillectomy May Help Alleviate ADHD

In the April issue of Pediatrics, a study shows that half of children diagnosed with ADHD before having their tonsils removed no longer showed signs of the disorder one year later. The study, conducted by a team from the University of Michigan Health System, studied the link between childrens sleep-related breathing problems and daytime behavioral problems. While the researches cautioned that tonsillectomy is not a cure for ADHD, the findings support the idea that sleep-disordered breathing helps cause behavioral problems in children. Parents should have their children evaluated for sleep problems and a tonsillectomy if their child snores regularly and had problems at home or school. Learn more online.

Posted By: Lori S