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ADHD medication lowers teens' risk for STDs, substance abuse, injuries

ADHD medication lowers teens' risk for STDs, substance abuse, injuries
August 29, 2016

Pharmacological treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder significantly reduced the probability of adolescents contracting STDs, abusing drugs and alcohol, and becoming injured, according to recent research.

“ADHD is such a major issue, but no one seemed to be able to give a very definite answer to the long-term effect of the medication,” Anna Chorniy, PhD, of the Center for Health and Wellbeing at Princeton University, who conducted the research with Leah Kitashima, said in a press release. “For our sample population, we were able to see everyone who had an ADHD diagnosis and track their health over time to identify any potential benefits of the medication or lack thereof.”

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