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Motor Skills Harder for ADHD Boys

Research by Finnish scientists indicates that boys with Attention deficit hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may have greater trouble developing motor skills than girls with the same disorder.

Researchers studied 130 boys and girls with ADHD between the ages of 7 and 14, and compared their movement ability and motor skills with a control group of children. Tests included how long the children could walk on their heels, how long they could keep their balance and complete other motion-related tasks.

The results, which are to be published in the medical journal Duodecim, show that boys with ADHD have more difficulty with these tasks than ADHD girls or the control group.

It's been know that ADHD affects boys and girls differently, but this is the first time that motor skills ability has been shown to be affected.

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