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People with ADHD more likely to suffer premature death

People with ADHD more likely to suffer premature death
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People diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are more than twice as likely to die prematurely than non-sufferers, mainly due to accidents, a Danish study said on Thursday.

Paris: People diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are more than twice as likely to die prematurely than non-sufferers, mainly due to accidents, a Danish study said on Thursday.

The risk was higher for women than for men, it added, and for people diagnosed in adulthood. The data was taken from a study of two million people on the Danish population register, including over 32,000 ADHD sufferers.
A total of 107 ADHD-diagnosed people died, the team found. “People diagnosed with ADHD were about twice as likely to die prematurely as people without the disorder,” the experiment team said.
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