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A.D.H.D and Sleep Linked


A recent article on NYTimes.com written by the clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the N.Y.U. School of Medicine, Vatsal G. Thakkar, examined a seeming case of A.D.H.D (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) in an adult patient.

The patient started showing typical signs of A.D.H.D. including procrastination, forgetfulness, losing things and of course trouble paying attention. What was unusual to Vatsal was that the man’s symptoms had only started two years earlier, at age 31.

After studying the man's habits, Vatsal noticed the condition appeared right around the time his patient started a new job that required him to rise at 5 a.m. Vatsal realized the problem was actually a chronic sleep deficit.

For more on studies regarding the connection of A.D.H.D. and sleep deprivation, visit NYTimes.com to read the full article.


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