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The hyperactivity type symptoms that are often diagnosed as ADHD, can also be caused by a number of physical conditions, as reported in the book A Dose of Sanity. Some possibilities are chronic long-term exposure to low-level carbon monoxide (see carbon monoxide poisoning), lead poisoning, anemia, brain lesions, parasite infestation, low calcium, low glucose levels (hypoglycemia), and "tight underwear".
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