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  • 10/24/2011

Daytime wetting linked to ADHD risk


A new study says children who usually experience daytime wetting are at a higher risk of having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Daytime wetting is an unintended wetting in a child old enough to have developed control. While some children experience the condition because they voluntarily hold their urine other cases may be due to structural and congenital abnormalities which need treatment.

All experts suggest physicians and parents to be patient with kids with persistent day or night wetting. Researchers at Saarland University Hospital in Germany, however, urge more calmness with children suffering hard to treat daytime wetting because it may be assonated with ADHD.

Dr. Alexander von Gontard and colleagues surveyed parents of more than 1,300 children five to seven years old about the kids' history of bed wetting and having symptoms of ADHD.

They found that 49 of the kids wet themselves during the day and 18 of them had ADHD symptoms.

In other words, about 37 percent of the kids who wet themselves during the day had symptoms of ADHD while the rate of ADHD was only 3 percent in children who did not have incontinence.

When researchers took into account factors that interfered with their findings, they concluded that the risk of ADHD among kids who wet themselves is four times greater, according to their article published in the Journal of Urology.

Although previous studies have found a link between ADHD and bed wetting, the current one didn’t show the same association, the authors noted.

Researchers suggested their colleagues and parents to be more patients with kids with incontinence and ADHD symptoms because ”in clinical practice children with (incontinence) and ADHD have a much lower response rate to treatment than those with incontinence alone due to a lower compliance.”‌

Source: presstv.ir

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