Use Of Acetaminophen In Pregnancy Tied To AD/HD‏ ? — ADD Tip o the Day 472

This is of interest if you have ADD or ADHD, and of concern if you are pregnant or at risk for pregnancy (I chose that term deliberately, a little touch of humor?).  This is an example of the murkiness and risks of science (and includes a little bit of the risk of confusing correlation with cause).

This is only one study, and can almost not properly be called science yet, since a study needs to be replicated by a number of independent researchers, before you can legitimately claim “science says —“.

But our media picks it up and sensationalizes it, because alarms and catastrophes and sensational sells.

Given all that, if I were pregnant, I probably would avoid Tylenol now, awaiting some more information.  However, if further studies refute this one, don’t expect to see headlines in all the major media, “Tylenol proven safe!”  Corrections are usually in small print on the third page, if printed at all.

And aside from that, we all need to be concerned about the air we’re breathing and the water we’re drinking – God only knows what’s in those.

Keep well.


report on the study linking acetaminophen (ex:  Tylenol)  to ADD ADHD

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Life is risky.

About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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