Friday, February 1, 2019

UH OH: A History of Drug Treatment for ADHD dramatically Increase Risk of Parkinson's Disease

  From a report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention 3/4 of children with ADHD are prescribed amphetamine or methylphenidate. A study from the U of Utah school of Dentistry provides  provocative findings. Individuals with ADHD are 2-3 times more likely to develop Parkinson's disease than those without.
  Further, those with ADHD who were prescribed psychostimulant drugs were 8 to 9 times more likely to develop Parkinson's.
Neuropsychopharmacol 2018;43(11):2548-2555

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