Study Shows Link Between ADHD and Premature Death

People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are twice as likely to die earlier than those without the condition, according to a new research published Wednesday in The Lancet, NBC News reported. In the first study of its kind, Danish scientists found that the risk for premature death for those with ADHD increases with age, and the causes tend to include freak accidents and car crashes. People diagnosed at 18 or older were more than four times likely to die young, compared to the general population, and the death rate for women with ADHD was about double that of men with the disorder.

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