Does ADHD Possess A Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor?

Nikki Attkisson | Last Updated : September 24, 2022

A recent study has been published in the famous journal of world psychiatry. According to this journal, it has been discovered that all individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) have a higher chance of suffering from cardiovascular diseases as compared to those people who do not have this disorder. 

This report has substantiated additional evidence that has been collected from the acknowledgment of the famous cardiologist. After analyzing the data, it has been discovered that this disorder can double the risk of cardiovascular diseases in humans. Not only does the possibility of getting this kind of disorder increase, but the risk associated with cardiovascular diseases also increases.

What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD)?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) is a mental health condition in which an individual cannot focus and concentrate and is always impulsive. The incidence of this mental health condition is very high in children, and it has now also started affecting adults due to their poor Lifestyle habits. They also have different types of psychological conditions, such as depression, and suffer from obesity as well. Different types of Mental Health conditions, such as Autism and depression, constitute this disorder. 

Does ADHD Possess A Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor?

Many studies over the period have discovered that the chances of cardiovascular diseases are very high in all these people compared to those who do not show signs of disorders. In such a situation, it becomes important to note that the data associated with the particular kind of cardiovascular problem the people with the disorder face is not available. In other words, it can be said that whether the individual has a higher chance of stroke Or cardiac arrest or attack cannot be determined with Precision for the time being. Still, the scientist has started the research in this respect, and we will get back to this aspect as soon as possible.

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The percentage of the chance by which the individual can fall ill has also yet to be discovered. Factors contributing to the increased risk of cardiovascular diseases include family history, sleep problems, obesity, and dietary habits. The individual can also suffer from all these problems when he smokes a lot and also when he has Diabetes

The most interesting factor concerning this research has been that all the people who suffer from this problem have the same symptoms as those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Suppose the individual can get the proper idea concerning only detecting this hyperactivity disorder. In that case, they can also get sufficient information concerning the possibility of suffering from cardiovascular disease.

Available Data

The possibility of suffering from this kind of problem increases in the people, and this is evident that 5.4 million people in Sweden are currently suffering from the dual risk of mental disorders and cardiovascular diseases. 

This is not an effective major from the perspective of doctors and medical teams. It is expected that a lot of research has to be forward in this direction to conclude that this is the most effective criterion to be analyzed. This is the best part of the research, according to which the individual can get early symptoms and start the medication accordingly before it is too late.


It can be ultimately concluded that this is one of the most important objectives that has been achieved by Medical Science by establishing a negative and positive relationship between these help conditions. The individual must get the proper kind of medical assistants on time so that all the available risk gets reduced to the minimum possible extent. It is basically the process that has to be substantiated with time.


🔵National Library Of Medicine (n.d) ADHD Medications and Risk of Serious Cardiovascular Events In Young and Middle-Aged Adults (Available On):

🔵Mayo Clinic (1998-2022) Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children (Available On):

Nikki Attkisson

With over 15 years as a practicing journalist, Nikki Attkisson found herself at Powdersville Post now after working at several other publications. She is an award-winning journalist with an entrepreneurial spirit and worked as a journalist covering technology, innovation, environmental issues, politics, health etc. Nikki Attkisson has also worked on product development, content strategy, and editorial management for numerous media companies. She began her career at local news stations and worked as a reporter in national newspapers.

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