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Adult ADHD

Everyone gets distracted occasionally, but if you have real trouble with impulsive behavior, or an inability to pay attention or sit still, you could have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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Could You Have Adult ADHD?

This condition affects millions of grown men and women—not just rambunctious kids.

Adult ADHD News

  • ADHD in Childhood May Raise Risk for Obesity in Adulthood

    Boys who are diagnosed with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are twice as likely to become obese adults as those who didn’t have the disorder when they were young, a new 30-year study shows.

  • ER Visits Linked to ADHD Meds Up Sharply

    U.S. emergency department visits involving attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs more than doubled from 2005 to 2010, with the largest hike occurring among adults, says a new government report. In that period, such ER visits rose from about 13,400 to 31,200, according to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

  • Some Boys With ADHD May Struggle as Adults

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) — Some boys who struggle with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are more likely to experience a host of social, educational and financial difficulties as adults, a new study contends. The observation reflects solely upon white males with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as the researchers did not include sufficient numbers of either [...]

  • No Increase in Heart Attack, Stroke Risk Seen with ADHD Meds

    The million-plus U.S. adults who take medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do not appear to be increasing their risk of heart attack or stroke, as some experts have feared, according to a new study.

  • Little Evidence of Heart Risks From ADHD Meds

    By Amanda GardnerHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) — Medications commonly used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder don’t appear to raise the risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems in children and young adults, new research shows. And if any increased risk from stimulants such as Ritalin, Adderall and Concerta does exist, the danger in [...]

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