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Do adults with ADHD have a higher risk of developing disorders, addictions or financial problems?

Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD
Family Practitioner

Complications of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have been associated with issues at work, frequent accidents, relationship issues, or alcohol or drug abuse. Side effects from prescribed ADHD medications do not include alcohol or drug abuse but are more in line with possible weight loss, headaches, moodiness, sleep issues, eating disorders, increased blood pressure, stomach pain or nausea, or a faster pulse.

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