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Hyperactive Kids Struggle to Identify Smells

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Melbourne (Australia) found that children who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder had more trouble identifying common smells than did their non-ADHD counterparts.
"[Warrick] Brewer [of ORYGEN Youth Health Research Centre] said the findings could lead to a smell test which would act as a screening tool for children with ADHD but would not replace current treatments."
Vicki Anderson, co-supervisor from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, agreed, saying the information could supplement established assessments for ADHD. Source: Kerala (India) News

Labels: screening, odors, smells

Posted By: Aspen Education Group