ADHD Rx Linked to Lower Smoking Rates
the MPR take:
Individuals with ADHD have a greater risk of cigarette smoking, but does ADHD treatment curb smoking risk? A meta-analysis of 14 studies, published in the journal Pediatrics, found a significant association between stimulant treatment for ADHD and lower smoking rates, particularly in studies that included more women, measured smoking in adolescence instead of adulthood, conceptualized stimulant treatment as consistent over time, and accounted for comorbid conduct disorder. While a causal relationship cannot be made based on the study design, additional research could lead to greater insight into ADHD treatment and smoking risk in patients with ADHD.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a significantly higher risk of cigarette smoking. Our objective was to examine the relationship between stimulant treatment of ADHD and cigarette smoking by using meta-analysis, and to identify study ...
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