Athletes with ADHD may be at greater risk following concussion

Written by Sharon Salt, Editor

In a preliminary study, researchers have revealed that athletes who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be at greater risk for experiencing persistent anxiety and depression after a concussion than people who do not have ADHD. The results will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s Sports Concussion Conference (20–22 July, IN, USA). “These findings suggest that ADHD and concussion may have a cumulative effect on anxiety and depression beyond that of either ADHD or concussion alone,” explained study author Robert Moore (University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, USA). “Athletes with ADHD should be monitored with this...

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