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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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New: start ADHDFund!

ADHDFund is an international online crowdfund for patient oriented, patient driven research on ADHD. ADHDFund is an initiative of Sandra Kooij, chair of the European Network Adult ADHD, together with organisations of patients and researchers involved in ADHD worldwide. The aim of ADHDFund is to empower people with ADHD. People with ADHD, and researchers on…

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Cognitive effects of methylphenidate on healthy volunteers

Methylphenidate (MPH), a stimulant drug with dopamine and noradrenaline reuptake inhibition properties, is mainly prescribed in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is increasingly used by the general population, intending to enhance their cognitive function. In this literature review, we aim to answer whether this is effective. We present a novel way to determine the extent to…

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