The Health Risks of Being Left-Handed

Handedness, as the dominance of one hand over the other is called, provides a window into the way our brains are wired, experts say. And it may help shed light on disorders related to brain development, like dyslexia, schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, which are more common in left-handed people.

Other recent research suggests that mixed-handedness—using different hands for daily tasks and not having a dominant one—may be even more strongly linked than left-handedness to ADHD and possibly other conditions.

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Categories: Health

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  1. Jazakumullah. Some people are basically right-handed but have a slight tendency to use their left hand for certain tasks that would usually be done by the right hand by most people. When playing cards for instance, they may have a tendency to distribute the cards with their left hand rather. Would this be called mixed-handedness?

    I’m also interested on the subject of dyslexia and tendencies towards it. This may be detected at a quite advanced age by those who may have it, even in the midst of post-graduate studies at times, within the stress of attending to academic tasks and assignments.

    Looking forward to further hearing about all this.

    Jazakumullah

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