- By Joel Streed
Mayo Study Links Anesthesia and ADHD
When basic science studies in the medical literature began to suggest anesthesia used in surgery causes changes in the brains of young animals, Dr. David Warner and a group of researchers at Mayo Clinic took note.
In a new study, researchers have found that multiple exposures to anesthesia at a young age are associated with higher rates of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But Dr. Warner cautions, the findings don't mean putting off necessary surgery.