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When ADHD patients are medicated, rates of car accidents are dramatically lower than among those not taking medicine. That’s according to a study of more than 2.3 million people in The Journal of the American Medical Association.
The reason? Because the hallmarks of ADHD include an inability to pay attention, plus a lack of impulse control and hyperactivity, which is often expressed as excessive fidgeting, talking or tapping. And the risk of a serious car crash is almost triple than for people without the disorder. Again, when ADHD patients are medicated, rates of car accidents drop dramatically.