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ADHD: Health Outcomes, Life Expectancy, and Self-Regulation

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Research has well established that childhood ADHD predisposes to increased risks for impairment in educational, family, peer, and eventual occupational functioning by young adulthood, among many other major domains of life activities. Less appreciated is that ADHD also predisposes to increased health, medical, and dental risks, such as an increased risk for accidental injuries as well as suicide across the lifespan. But ADHD also predisposes to certain personality traits and lifestyle choices that have a significant impact on these health-related factors. Such risks and impairments are known to influence estimated life expectancy. Dr. Russell Barkley ( describes the various health and lifestyle domains of major life activities that have been found to be significantly impaired in children growing up with ADHD by their young adult years, how ADHD adversely affects health outcomes and how such outcomes may have a substantial detriment on estimated life expectancy by young adulthood, and implications of these findings for alterations in ADHD management.

Attention Talk Radio is the leading site for self-help Internet radio shows focusing on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD), including managing ADD symptoms in adults with ADD or adults who have children with ADHD. Attention Talk Radio, hosted by attention coach Jeff Copper, is designed to help adults and children (particularly those diagnosed with or impacted by attention deficit disorder or its symptoms) in life or business who are stuck, overwhelmed, or frustrated. It will help adults and children get unstuck and moving forward by helping to open their minds and pay attention to what works.

Attention Talk Radio host Jeff Copper is an ADHD coach. To learn more about Jeff go to