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310,000 young Thais are hyperactive

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BANGKOK - About 310,000 Thai youngsters have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), many of them, because their mothers had been smoking and drinking while they were pregnant, according to the Ministry of Public Health. 

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Deputy Public Health Minister Cholanan Srikaew said on Monday that the hyperactive children are mostly boys. They cannot concentrate for long and are rash and unruly.

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