Interesting. I don’t like the way the title is worded, but the content is interesting.
Children With Eczema More Likely to Get Attention Deficit Disorder
This is from near the end of the article:
Sophie Worobec, MD, associate professor of dermatology at the University of Illinois in Chicago, tells WebMD that she’s not surprised by the findings. She says the skin and the brain develop about the same time so there is frequently a link between “very reactive skin and very reactive minds.” She says that children with eczema are often “very bright… I think it is useful to tell parents this. I do this all the time in my practice, and you can observe an almost immediate change in the way the parent regards the child.”
She says that a very bright child with eczema presents so many challenges to both parents and teachers that there is a risk that ADD could be overdiagnosed in such children.
real_pochacco has eczema, and has as long as he can remember. He has been diagnosed with ADHD and finds Adderall very helpful in staying focused during the school week.