Prenatal acetaminophen exposure tied to greater ADHD risk in offspring

 ADHD in the News 2019-09-19

Prenatal exposure to acetaminophen was linked to an increased risk for ADHD in offspring, according to a nationwide study in Taiwan published in Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Although evidence has indicated a possible link between prenatal acetaminophen use and the offspring’s ADHD risk in white populations, whether this association exists in the Asian population remains largely unknown, Mu-Hong Chen, MD, PhD, from the department of psychiatry at Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang-Ming University College of Medicine in Taiwan, and colleagues wrote.