Research Suggests That Kids With Brain Injuries Have a Higher Risk of ADHD

Research Suggests That Kids With Brain Injuries Have a Higher Risk of ADHD

How does having a traumatic brain injury (TBI) at a young age affect children as they get older? New research has found a link between TBIs and a child’s likelihood of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Researchers examined hospital data on 187 children between the ages of 3 and 7, including 81 who experienced overnight hospital stays for a TBI and 106 who were hospitalized for orthopedic injuries. None of the children studied had been diagnosed with ADHD before their injuries. The research, published in JAMA Pediatrics, found that kids who suffered a TBI were more than 3...

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