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Your Health: January 29, 2014 ADHD drivers risk

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     A new study suggests drivers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to be in a serious car crash.
    The researchers found overall, having ADHD increased a man's risk of a traffic crash by 47-percent and a woman's risk by 45-percent.
    However, Swedish researchers add, ADHD medication dramatically decrease men's risk of traffic accidents, if they take medication for their condition. That's compared to men who did not take medication,
     Health experts say this study confirms the importance of treatment and medication for adults with ADHD as well as teens.
     By the way, it's worthy to note this study received no funding from drug companies.
    The findings appear in the latest journal, JAMA Psychiatry which is published online.

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