Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and adverse health outcomes in adults.

  title={Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and adverse health outcomes in adults.},
  author={Thomas J. Spencer and Stephen V Faraone and Laura Tarko and Katie M McDermott and Joseph Biederman},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  volume={202 10},
Whereas the adverse impact of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) on emotional and psychosocial well-being has been well investigated, its impact on physical health has not. The main aim of this study was to assess the impact of ADHD on lifestyle behaviors and measures of adverse health risk indicators. Subjects were 100 untreated adults with ADHD and 100 adults without ADHD of similar age and sex. Unhealthy lifestyle indicators included assessments of bad health habits, frequency… CONTINUE READING


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