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Does being younger than classmates increase likelihood of childhood depression, ADHD, intellectual disability

JAMA Pediatrics

What The Study Did: This observational study included 1 million children in the United Kingdom and looked at the association between children who are younger than their classmates and the likelihood of depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and intellectual disability.

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Authors: Jeremy P. Brown, M.Sc., of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, is the corresponding author.

(doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.3194)

Editor's Note: The article contains conflict of interest and funding/support disclosures. Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, financial disclosures, funding and support, etc.

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