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Mairs Community member Posts: 6 Listener
Hi Everyone, Is there a link between having spastic CP and ADHD?  Thanks


  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,615 Scope online community team
    Hi @Mairs, welcome to the community!
    Children with cerebral palsy have an increased risk of a lot of additional conditions, such as autism and epilepsy. However, ADHD is reported to be more common in children with CP than in the general population.

    Recent estimates suggest that 19% of children with cerebral palsy also have ADHD. 
    While the full scope of the ways in which CP and ADHD interact is still being researched.

    Specialist Information Officer and Cerebral Palsy Programme Lead

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  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Posts: 10,586 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @Mairs, just wanted to jump on and say hi.. :)


  • Mairs
    Mairs Community member Posts: 6 Listener
    Great.  Thank you for your replies.
  • WestHam06
    WestHam06 Community member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,396 Pioneering
    Hi @Mairs
                      How are you? Welcome to the community and thank you for joining us. I hope that the information @Richard_Scope has given you has been helpful. Please, if there is anything you would like to ask then please do, there will be someone who will be able to help. Thank you. 


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