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I said when I graduated medical school we had this group of hyperactive kids. Dating myself, we were also taught that this peculiar group of children would outgrow this as their brains matured, and by adolescence basically, they would be fine. Now if you look at the literature, 50% to 70% of children with attention deficits diagnosed between 6 and 12 years of age continue with these deficits into adolescence. We now use the term ADHD in adults and children. Now it is true, any researcher can say, ‘Well, some of these kids were out there before’. Or some adults were out there with ADD. And sure enough, I’ll admit to that. Going through medical school, looking back in medical history, there was always this strange kid that you didn’t know what was going on, but they were there. But now, the number those strange kids or those dysfunctional children and these dysfunctional adults has become so immense that we write about them. There are enough to be noticed. Before there were not enough to call attention. There are a number of ADHD children being linked to Tourette’s. Tourette’s is also being linked to the immune system.

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