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What is the link between ADHD symptoms and risk of injury?

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This solution explains the relationship between ADHD symptoms and the risk of injury to self. Injury prevention strategies are also identified and discussed.

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1. What is the link between ADHD symptoms and risk of injury?

There are some common links between ADHD and the risk of injuries to those with the disorder, such as:

(1) Children and adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can have more frequent and severe injuries than peers without ADHD.

(2) Research indicates that children with ADHD are significantly more likely to be injured as pedestrians or while riding a bicycle, to receive head injuries, injure more than one part of the body, and be hospitalized for accidental poisoning. Children with ADHD may be admitted to intensive care units or have an injury result in disability more ...

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