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How ADHD contributes to pre-mature death in children and adults

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) a mental health disorder, disturbing day-to-day functioning

By Yareeha Fatima Jafri
March 20, 2024
How ADHD contributes to pre-mature death in children and adults

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health disorder disturbing day-to-day functioning of the people affected.

It is known for a variety of symptoms, including impulsivity, difficulty focusing, and hyperactivity.

Diagnosis of the said disorder in childhood or adulthood can provide an explanation for these challenges, broadening the prospects for treatment.

Although treating the disorder through ADHD medications can cause side effects, it can actually boost an individual’s quality of life.

According to a recent study, these medications reduce the risk of early death for the affected people.

A recent study concluded the results of a cohort with people sharing the same characteristics.

Two groups were formed over a two-year follow-up period for those whose ADHD was treated with medication alongside those who weren’t treated using medication.

In a shocking revelation, it was found that the people who were treated with medication had a 19% reduced risk of death as compared to those whose ADHD was not treated with the latter.

The authors drew comparisons, analyzing deaths due to natural and unnatural causes, including unintentional injuries, suicide, or accidental poisonings.

According to the authors, there was a significant difference for deaths due to unnatural causes.

ADHD increases the risk of premature death from unnatural causes, such as injury and poisoning.

Studies have advised taking ADHD medications to reduce premature deaths, keeping the disorder’s symptoms at bay.

In conclusion, although ADHD can’t be completely cured with the provided medications, it can be efficiently managed in children and adults based on their conditions.

However, some symptoms may see gradual improvement in children as they age.