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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Thyroid Problems and ADD

04/21/2005

Question:

Could Attention Deficit Disorder cause an overactive thyroid?

Answer:

No, ADD does not cause any endocrine problems including thyroid problems.

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Response by:

Susan Louisa Montauk, MD
Formerly Professor of Family Medicine
University of Cincinnati