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Study: Adults with ADHD Face Elevated Risk for 34 Physical Health Conditions

August 11, 2021Adults with ADHD are at greater risk than their non-ADHD counterparts for a wide range of physical health conditions, according to a recent Swedish study published in The Lancet Psychiatry 1 that highlights the importance of assessing older patients with ADHD for the presence of liver or pulmonary disease, among other physical conditions.The study of roughly 4.8 million patient records found that adults with ADHD exhibit elevated risk for 34 of 35 physical conditions studied, including nervous system, respiratory, musculoskeletal, metabolic, circulatory, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and skin conditions.

The only condition for which individuals with ADHD did not exhibit increased risk was rheumatoid arthritis.The

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August 11, 2021Adults with ADHD are at greater risk than their non-ADHD counterparts for a wide range of physical health conditions, according to a recent Swedish study published in The Lancet Psychiatry 1 that highlights the importance of assessing older patients with ADHD for the presence of liver or pulmonary disease, among other physical conditions.The study of roughly 4.8 million patient records found that adults with ADHD exhibit elevated risk for 34 of 35 physical conditions studied, including nervous system, respiratory, musculoskeletal, metabolic, circulatory, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and skin conditions.
A recent study published in The Lancet Psychiatry earlier this month looked at the risk that individuals with adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have with developing other chronic health conditions.

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