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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Multiple Disorders and Processing Issues

01/15/1999

Question:

Do ADHD, obsessive compulsive disorder, autism, asperger's, Pervasive Developmental disorder, all have problems neurologically based in processing more than one piece of information at a time (ie. the sense of going to the bathroom, feeling, directions seem to "get lost")?

Answer:

We see difficulty with multi-tasking within each of the disorders you mention, although not always, if that is what you are referring to. However, it is not a prerequesite for any of them.

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Response by:

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