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Study: Young people just starting ADHD medication may have higher psychosis risk


Young people on medication for ADHD may have a higher risk of developing psychosis.

The large-scale study has just been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

It looked at thousands of teens who just started taking stimulants like Adderall or Vyvanse. 

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It found that they had a much higher risk of psychosis in the first few months of taking the drugs.

The risk did not match up for people who had been using stimulants for a long time.

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