Study: ADHD Medication Reduces Risk of Death

A study conducted by the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm suggests that medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may reduce the risk of death from non-natural causes by alleviating core symptoms of the disorder and accompanying mental illnesses.

The study indicates that taking the medication improves impulse control and decision-making, ultimately reducing fatal events, according to the news site InfoBay.

According to the study, medication treatments for ADHD symptoms were able to reduce injuries, traffic accidents, and even the likelihood of committing a crime. However, this does not mean that these drugs are without risks themselves, as long-term use of ADHD medications has been associated with an increased risk of cerebrovascular diseases, especially hypertension and arterial diseases.

According to the Spanish Society of Pediatrics, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects a large portion of children in Spain, impacting one in every 20 school-age children or adolescents.

The study also highlights that ADHD is a neurobiological disorder affecting 12% of children worldwide.

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