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Published in: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction 3/2023

13-10-2021 | Addiction | Brief Report

Investigating the Relationship Between Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Obligatory Exercise and Exercise Addiction

Authors: Priya Popat, Larisa M. Dinu, Oliver Runswick, James L. Findon, Eleanor J. Dommett

Published in: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction | Issue 3/2023

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Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects around 5% of children and adults worldwide (Polanczyk et al., 2015; Simon et al., 2009) and is characterised by inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). Having ADHD incurs greater risk of learning, behavioural and emotional problems, poorer educational outcomes, lower occupational status and relationship problems (Faraone et al., 2000). Psychostimulants (e.g. amphetamine and methylphenidate) are the most effective treatments available for all ages and the first line treatment for adults. They reduce symptoms in around 80% of patients (Barkley et al., 1991; Dittmann et al., 2014; Milich et al., 2001). However, whilst they can be effective, many experience residual symptoms (Dittmann et al., 2014) or significant side effects (Mariani et al., 2007), and there are concerns that the drugs may be abused (Darredeau et al., 2007; Laviola et al., 1999; Schenk & Davidson, 1998). Non-stimulant treatments exist, but the response rate is lower (Dittmann et al., 2014), and many still experience side effects (Mariani et al., 2007). …
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Metadata
Title
Investigating the Relationship Between Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Obligatory Exercise and Exercise Addiction
Authors
Priya Popat
Larisa M. Dinu
Oliver Runswick
James L. Findon
Eleanor J. Dommett
Publication date
13-10-2021
Publisher
Springer US
Published in
International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction / Issue 3/2023
Print ISSN: 1557-1874
Electronic ISSN: 1557-1882
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-021-00662-4

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