Long-Term Effects of ADHD? Study Links Disorder to Parkinson’s, But Don’t Be Alarmed

September 13, 2018

(ABC News) – They found that people with ADHD were more than twice as likely to develop one of the movement disorders, while those prescribed stimulants had an “especially pronounced” risk — 8.6 times higher than the non-ADHD population. This increased risk, however, is still small when considering the overall risk of Parkinson’s among the general population — only 0.1 to 0.2 percent of adults and 1 percent of those over 60 years old develop it. There are also several limitations to the study.

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