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Your Health: 12-10-12 ADHD from teens to adults

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A more than 30 year study has found that people who had ADHD as teens and adults face a greater risk of stress, work problems, financial troubles, physical health issues and additional mental health issues, such as depression or antisocial personality disorder.

The study included 551 children.

People with the disorder had 82 percent higher odds of having impaired physical health; compared to people without ADHD in their teens and adulthood.

They were also more than twice as likely to have another mental health problem and more than three times as likely to have antisocial personality disorder,

Adults with ADHD were also 2.5 times more likely to have problems at work, and more than three times as likely to have high financial stress, the investigators found.

Researchers say, it wasn't clear why people with ADHD might have poorer health.

The findings appear in the January print issue of the journal, Pediatrics.#

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