Food additives and ADHD
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By some estimates, approximately 3% to 10% of school-age children have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The psychosocial costs of this disorder include impaired relationships with teachers, family, and peers; decreased academic achievement; and an increased risk for drug abuse later in life. Providing extra assistance to children with ADHD increases the cost of public school by about $3 billion annually. Children with ADHD have healthcare costs that are approximately double the median of their peers.
Evidence Based Practice 11(6): 01-03.