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-- -- doctors diagnosing the wrong type a deficit that's the question asked in an editorial in the New York Times published by.
-- -- psychiatric specialists he says adults to experience ADHD symptoms like forgetfulness or problems paying attention.
May really be suffering from chronic sleep deprivation and may be.
That's also the case -- children joining us as the author of that and doctor -- of backer he's a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry.
At the NYU school of medicine to -- how did you get into comes this tell us the story about what patient.
Part of what I wrote about was just personal experience and in my practice what I've seen after.
Basically treating ADHD adults four or six years now.
But to rewind a little bit and -- -- personal history I myself had symptoms of since sleepiness fatigue.
Attention problems and was diagnosed ultimately with the sleep disorder.
This -- many years to do that it wasn't something right I'm not getting a good night's sleep and having on the right there there was a big long process of wondering if it's even worth clinical attention and then many doctors didn't know how to.
Deal with it and that's what I find when -- see patients who come in and I've had patients -- had had sleep testing done and sometimes it takes the right kind of testing the right kind of interpretation of that testing.
But what I'm seeing -- about.
Anywhere from thirty to 50% of my patients who have.
Who come to me for attention deficit disorder type issues.
Have clinically significant.
Symptoms of sleep dysfunction.
And caddie and determine.
What is ADHD sentence in what could be sleep deprivation right so.
I think the jury's still out on whether.
Is some forms of ADHD create a sort of -- -- -- people you know don't sleep well.
And then the opposite can also be true when people don't you know -- have -- that's true sleep -- they're not going to be able to focus and so it gets on me.
You didn't it made a good doctor talks about that it what what are they want -- -- -- I wouldn't argue with that one of the things he mentioned not bad but also got our attention is that.
You won in ten children have been diagnosed with ADHD.
Likely there on some sort of medication and one wonders if what we're seeing adults which is that they're not getting good night's sleep Mikey what's the case and some of these children -- -- -- think about that.
Yeah I I have children about to enter the school years and I'm concerned because weird program markets to function like adults you know early mornings and kids I think we are not getting sleep in their have a lot of extracurricular activities and are our current lifestyle.
For kids doesn't match what their sleep needs are that's one issue another is.
People think of sleep apnea for example -- being.
Oh great male adult problem.
But it's actually very common to have sleep disordered breathing in kids and you know if you look at some of the studies on when they take kids diagnosed with -- ADHD and put them -- sleep testing.
Again I'm 30% up to 50% half disordered breathing during sleep.
We encourage our viewers to check out your peace because it's something that -- parents and adults should consider they're going to some of these.
These issues active -- thank you thank you thank evidence I'd appreciate it John.
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