Lifetime ADHD symptoms highly prevalent in women with cardiovascular complaints. A cross-sectional study

L. S. ter Beek, M. N. Böhmer*, M. E. Wittekoek, J.J.S. Kooij

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

9 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are at greater cardiovascular risk. We investigated the association between ADHD symptoms and cardiovascular disease in women at a specialized Dutch cardiological clinic. Lifetime ADHD symptoms were found in 35% of women (n = 300) with cardiac complaints. Women with ADHD symptoms compared to those without were significantly younger but had no different cardiological profile. To protect women’s health, further research and multidisciplinary cooperation is required to better understand the relationship between ADHD and cardiovascular disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)851-855
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Women's Mental Health
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Aug 2023
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023, The Author(s).

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Lifetime ADHD symptoms highly prevalent in women with cardiovascular complaints. A cross-sectional study'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this