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Does helmet usage for the frontal lobe at birth cause ADHD and ODD?

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Dr. Diptanshu Das

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Posted on Fri, 25 May 2018 in Child Health
Question: My son was was born in 2005
by c-Section and had is first bowel movement before he was born. When he was young his pediatrician suggested for us to take him to XXXXXXX TX and get fitted for a Helmet for his frontal lobe. He is now 12 and has been dx with ADHD, ODD AND Anxierty. In your opinion did this cause his issues
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
It did not cause the issues

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. Let me assure you that fitting a helmet will only reshape the skull but will not compress upon the brain. Therefore it has no relationship with the diagnosis of ADHD, ODD and anxiety.

Let me know if I could help further.

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