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We just moved and my child is acting in strange ways; does he have ADHD?

Douglas E. Severance, MD
Family Medicine
Most kids act out when undergoing a life change or transition. A move to a new home or another city is a major stressor for kids. The excitement of the move can cause the child to act differently at home and at school. While attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) behaviors are ongoing, a temporary change in behavior because of a move may return to normal behavior after a few weeks.

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