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ADHD and the brain

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a developmental neurological condition affecting functioning in a number of domains, but in particular, the ability to focus and concentrate, and regulate activity levels. This is a common disorder with 2.5-4.0% of adults meeting diagnostic criteria for ADHD (Fayyad et al, 2007), and this condition has significant impact on…

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Serious transport accidents in ADHD and the protective effect of medication for ADHD in males

Abstract IMPORTANCE: Studies have shown that attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with transport accidents, but the magnitude of the association remains unclear. Most important, it is also unclear whether ADHD medication reduces this risk. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the association between ADHD and the risk of serious transport accidents and to explore the extent to which…

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