Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Linked to Increase in ADHD Risk

 ADHD in the News 2021-05-13

In data presented during the 2021 American Psychiatry Association’s (APA) Annual Meeting, a team led by Jatminderpal Bhela, MD, Windsor University School of Medicine, explored whether or not type 1 diabetes mellitus increases the risk of ADHD in pediatric patients. The researchers conducted an advanced literature search following MOOSE guidelines and identified 2300 observational studies conducted on comparing the prevalence of ADHD in adolescents with or without type 1 diabetes mellitus between December 2019 and April 2020.