Cardiovascular and Other Health Risks for Adults With ADHD

 ADHD in the News 2022-10-13

KEY POINTS: A recent study showed ADHD is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease compared with controls. Though the danger is high for both men and women, males and young adults are at somewhat higher risk. The most common risks are for cardiac arrest, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease/arteriosclerosis. The cognitive and physical benefits of exercise for adult ADHD are well-documented, but these new findings stress its importance for well-being.