Epileptiform abnormalities in children with attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder.

@article{Richer2002EpileptiformAI,
  title={Epileptiform abnormalities in children with attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder.},
  author={Lawrence P Richer and Michael Israel Shevell and Bernard Rosenblatt},
  journal={Pediatric neurology},
  year={2002},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={
          125-9
        }
}
Epileptiform abnormalities in children diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
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