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ADHD and Increased Risk of Injury

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ADHD is a common problem facing many adolescents and adults. In children, it is commonly characterized by a lack of attention, forgetfulness, the inability to sit still, and excessive talking. According to the CDC, 5.4 million (9.5%) children between ages 4-17 have been diagnosed since 2007 and that number is steadily growing. Along with the common symptoms of ADHD, come additional risks. A recent study conducted by the University of Alabama has found that children with ADHD are twice as likely to be seriously injured; boys in this group were more likely to be injured than girls.

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