An article in MTN reports research showing that being diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) reduces overall life-expectancy and increases the risk of death. The mortality rate for Individuals with ADHD who were diagnosed in childhood was twice as high as for those without the diagnosis. For those who were first diagnosed at 18 or older, the mortality rate was four times that of those without ADHD. Women were at higher risk of dying than men. The most common cause of death was accidents, which may be caused by risky behavior, inattention, and impulsivity which are core symptoms of the disorder. Treatment for ADHD may improve these symptoms and could reduce these risks. To read this article in its entirety, please click here.