Does medication adherence reduce the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) -associated traffic accidents?

Updated: Oct 01, 2019
  • Author: Stephen Soreff, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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ADHD has been associated with traffic accidents. Chang et al demonstrated that not only are persons with ADHD involved in more accidents but patients who adhere to their medication have reduced rates of such accidents. [53] The association between ADHD and accidents was estimated with Cox proportional hazards regression. The authors conclude that this should lead to increased awareness about the association between serious traffic accidents and ADHD medication.


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