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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Prevention

There is no known way to prevent attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But use of cigarettes, alcohol, or other drugs during pregnancy may increase the risk for ADHD.

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Last Updated: February 02, 2012
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