Children with ADHD manifest some autistic traits

08/26/2013 | HealthDay News

Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder had a twentyfold increased risk of showing some autism-related traits, including language delay and social and emotional problems, compared with those without the condition, a study in the journal Pediatrics showed. Of 242 6- to 18-year-olds with ADHD, 18% showed autistic-type behaviors, while fewer than 1% of 227 typically developing peers manifested such behaviors.

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