Kids love to talk about when they grow up, but for years, parents of children with ADHD were concerned their children’s medication would stunt their growth. New research shows they have nothing to worry about. I’m Miranda Savioli with your latest health news.
ADHD is often treated with stimulants to improve focus and attention span. Comparing the adult heights of children treated for ADHD to children without it, researches were able to conclude neither stimulants nor ADHD were associated with a patient’s adult height. Although, male patients treated with stimulants did experience their growth spurts about three months later than those not treated.
Talk to your pediatrician if you’re concerned about your child’s growth.