Study Suggests People With ADHD More Likely to Get COVID-19

 ADHD in the News 2020-07-30

In a paper titled ADHD as a Risk Factor for Infection With COVID-19, researchers in Israel showed, well, that ADHD is a risk factor for infection with COVID-19. They did that by analyzing 14,022 COVID-19 tests administered across the months of March, April and May. A little over 10 percent of those tests came back positive, but the big news is that rates of ADHD were significantly higher among the group that tested positive (16.24 percent) than among the group that tested negative (11.65 percent) suggesting that ADHDers were more likely to get COVID-19.