Low genetic risk for ADHD may protect against negative life experiences

 ADHD in the News 2019-12-19

A recent study shows that people at low genetic risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are not only less likely to have the disorder, they also have better than expected economic, health and behavioral outcomes in later life. The results, published in the journal Psychological Medicine, “capture far more than just the risk and the absence of risk for a psychiatric outcome,” says study author James Li, a University of Wisconsin–Madison professor of psychology and investigator at the UW’s Waisman Center.