ADHD medications associated with diminished bone health in kids

Children and adolescents who take medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) show decreased bone density, according to a large cross-sectional study presented today at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).


Photo: A boy and lots of pills in front of him on a table; Copyright:

Children on ADHD medication had lower bone mineral density in the femur, femoral neck and lumbar spine; ©