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Link Found Between Brain Injury, ADHD

A study that was posted on the website of the British Medical Journal describes a link between brain injuries and ADHD in young people. A team that was led by University of Utah professor Heather Keenan reached this conclusion after studying the health records of more than 62,000 children.
Results of the analysis showed that compared to non-injured controls, children in both injury groups had similar and significantly higher rates of ADHD. Specifically, having a head injury before age two predicted a doubling in the likelihood of receiving an ADHD diagnosis...
The authors of the study pointed out that a head injury doesn't seem to cause ADHD, but may indicate behavioral characteristics that make an ADHD diagnosis more likely. Source: Medical News Today

Labels: diagnosis, brain_injury

Posted By: Aspen Education Group