Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, tic disorder, and allergy: is there a link? A nationwide population-based study.

@article{Chen2013AttentionDH,
  title={Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, tic disorder, and allergy: is there a link? A nationwide population-based study.},
  author={Mu-Hong Chen and Tung-Ping Su and Ying-Sheue Chen and J Hsu and Kai-Lin Huang and W. H. Chang and Yamei Bai},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={2013},
  volume={54 5},
  pages={545-51}
}
BACKGROUND Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and tic disorder usually co-occur in the same individuals, but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Previous evidence has shown that a frequent coexistence of allergic diseases was noted in patients with ADHD or tic disorder. We attempted to investigate the possible link among ADHD, tic disorder, and various allergic diseases. METHODS Utilizing the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database from 1996 to 2010, 5,811… CONTINUE READING
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