Children and adolescents with ADHD – Brain injuries are less frequent when taking medication

Children and adolescents suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a lower risk of traumatic brain injury when taking methylphenidate or atomoxetine. This was shown in a longitudinal study of ADHD in children and adolescents in Germany performed by the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Results of the project have now been published in the American journal JAMA Pediatrics. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)