June 24, 2017

Medication May Cut Risk Of Car Crash For Those With ADHD

ADHD Medication | Car Crash

In this post we go over what may cut the risk of a car crash with ADHD. A study released in May showed that medicine may be key for drivers with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. This information may be useful if you deal with an attention deficient disorder yourself. Johnson Law, P.C. represents clients with personal injury claims, but we also like to help prevent crashes to begin with. We do care about the well-being of our community, and the best way to deal with personal injury is not to have one to experience it to begin with. However, if you were injured by someone who was not taking their medication, we may be able to help.

Car Crashes and ADHD

In the study published in JAMA Psychiatry, researchers looked at more than 2.3 million people and found that those with ADHD taking medicine were dramatically less likely to be involved in a car accident than those who were not medicated.

Previous studies have indicated those diagnosed with ADHD had higher incidents of car accidents. Those diagnosed may have a combination of symptoms, including inability to pay attention, impaired impulse control and hyperactivity.

ADHD Crash Statistics

Researchers used insurance claims for 2005 through 2014 and pinpointed more than 2.3 million drivers older than 18 who had ADHD. 83.9 percent obtained at least one ADHD prescription. Researchers found that although those diagnosed with ADHD had a greater chance of being involved in a motor vehicle accident, those who were medicated decreased their chance.

Male ADHD patients had a 38 percent lower chance when medicated and females had a 42 percent lower risk.

Data used was based on emergency room visits from car crashes during that period.

Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys

Any car crash can be devastating and it is important to make sure drivers are safe on the road. If you or your loved one has suffered serious injuries from a motor vehicle crash, it is crucial to speak with one of our experienced Portland personal injury attorneys today. Call for your free, initial consultation.

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