Eczema and ADHD?

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.

Cyn is Katie's mom, Esther's Mémé, and a Support Engineer. She lives in the Atlanta area with her life partner, Rick, and their critters. She knits, does counted-thread needlework, reads, makes music, plays TTRPGs, and spends too much time online.
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