New Study Finds That Use of ADHD Medicine is Increasing among Pregnant Women

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Woman taking pill and holding glass of water.Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects people of all ages, including adult women. A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that an increasing number of pregnant women are taking attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medicine. The study also found that women who took ADHD medicine during early pregnancy may be more likely to have a baby with some types of birth defects compared to women who did not take ADHD medicine.

More research is needed to determine the safest treatment options for managing symptoms of ADHD during pregnancy. Women should talk to their healthcare providers about options for managing ADHD symptoms before and during pregnancy. Healthcare providers should inquire about pregnancy plans when prescribing ADHD medicines.

The Key Findings can be found at the link below:

https://www.cdc.gov/pregnancy/meds/treatingfortwo/features/keyfinding-ADHD-med-increase.html

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