A Bracknell, England, mental health study suggests children suffering from hyperactivity are the most likely to be removed from their homes.
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service authored the study that indicates severely hyperactive children are three times more likely to be removed from their families than children with other mental health or behavioral problems. The study noted parents of hyperactive children often have a difficult time coping with the disorder.
Hyperactivity is the most common neuropsychiatric disorder diagnosed in children, the researchers said. About 1 percent of children in Britain are thought to suffer from the most extreme form of the disorder, hyperkinesis.
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