People with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to be in a serious traffic accident, but medication may counteract that risk for some, according to a new study from Sweden.
ADHD Tied to more Traffic Accidents; Medication may help
Researchers found that people with ADHD are about 50 percent more likely to be in serious traffic accidents, compared to people without the condition.
But taking medication to control some of the symptoms may help reduce that increased risk - at least among men, according to the study's lead author.
"It has been known for a while that ADHD is associated with traffic accidents and traffic violations," Zheng Chang said. But, he added, "there are no studies from the population level looking at ADHD medication."
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