Friday Jun 21, 2024

ADHD and the athlete: superpower or disadvantage? With Dr Dusty Narducci. EP#555

In this podcast James Walsh speaks with Dr Dusty Narducci about ADHD in athletes. Dusty is one of the lead authors on the recent AMSSM ADHD position statement and is an expert in the treatment of ADHD in athletes.

They discuss the different types of ADHD, how they can manifest in athletes, treatment and the implications of stimulant medication for cardiac health and competition.


References and further reading:

Lakshaajeni Thevapalan, Martyna Stasiak, Lauren Harris, Anand S Pandit, Smart drugs among surgeons: future cause for concern?, British Journal of Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 8, August 2023, Pages 1000–1002,

Cage S, Warner L, Cook A, Swindall R, Wadle C, Warner BJ. Prevalence of Self-Reported ADHD Symptoms Among Collegiate Athletes. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 2023 Mar 20;21(2), Article 18.

 Dikdan, S, Sun, M, Vyas, A. et al. MENTAL HEALTH AND THE YOUTH ATHLETE: AN ANALYSIS OF THE HEARTBYTES DATABASE. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2023 Mar, 81 (8_Supplement) 2173.

Zhang L, Yao H, Li L, et al. Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases Associated With Medications Used in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5(11):e2243597. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.43597

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