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What other conditions can cause problems similar to ADHD?

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Among the possible causes of ADHD-like behavior are:

  • A sudden life change (such as divorce, a death in the family, or moving)
  • Undetected seizures
  • Thyroid problems
  • Lead toxicity
  • Sleep problems
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Learning disabilities
  • Drug or alcohol use

From: Conditions Similar to ADHD WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Centers for Disease Control. Strine TW., , April 2006. Epub, March 15, 2006. Prev Chronic Dis

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

SOURCES: Centers for Disease Control. Strine TW., , April 2006. Epub, March 15, 2006. Prev Chronic Dis

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

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