Expert Q&A

Reduced Life Expectancy in ADHD

Topics: ADHD | attention | Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder | Life coaching | Life expectancy | Longevity | Medication | methylphenidate | Mortality | stimulant | Teen | teens

CCPR: To start, tell us about how the thinking has changed in terms of health consequences from ADHD. Dr. Barkley: In the 1970s, we saw ADHD as an educational disorder with impacts on school behavior and academic achievement. Around that same time, there was a parallel path recognizing ADHD as a social problem in family functioning and peer relationshi

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Research Update

Antipsychotic Use Associated With Increased Risk of Mortality

Topics: Antidepressant Augmentation | Antipsychotics | Aripiprazole | Mortality

REVIEW OF: Gerhard T et al, PLoS One 2020;15(9):e0239206 TYPE OF STUDY: Population-based comparator cohort study We know that atypical antipsychotics increase mortality in elderly patients with dementia—the FDA has long required a black box warning to that effect. But are these medications also dangerous when prescribed to younger people with depres

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