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Lines Blurring Among Pediatric Neuropsychiatric Diagnoses

KEY POINT

Children with epilepsy often have depression, and those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) frequently have any number of comorbid disruptive behavioral problems. While such comorbidities are a fact of life in caring for those with mental illness, new research is delineating common neuronal pathways for some of these disorders, blurring the lines between what have been viewed as discrete diagnoses.

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