ADHD, smoking may be linked with dropping out of school

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    ADHD, smoking may be linked with dropping out of school - LA Times

    Many roads can lead to a teen dropping out of high school, but a new study finds that having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and smoking may be strongly linked to not finishing school.

    Researchers from UC Davis looked at data on 29,662 people from the the National Epidemiological Survey of Alcohol and Related Conditions. Out of 29,662 people in the study, 32.3% of students who had a combined form of ADHD (hyperactivity and inattentiveness) dropped out of high school.

    Teens with conduct disorder also had a higher drop out rate -- 31%.
     
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