Traumatic brain injuries linked to ADHD

Posted On September 1 2015 | Brain Injury,Firm News

It is no secret that a traumatic brain injury can lead to a variety of health issues at the time of the injury and for a long time afterward. A study that was published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research might interest adults in Colorado who have suffered a TBI or know a person who has suffered one.

The study, which was done in Canada, shows that the effects of a traumatic brain injury can include a diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. In the study, which was done via a phone interview with specific residents of Ontario, it was discovered that adults who suffered from a TBI were “more than twice as likely” to suffer from ADHD than adults without a history of TBI.

This wasn’t the first study that showed a link between TBI and ADHD. Previous research has shown that childhood TBIs are linked to ADHD. The news of this connection doesn’t come as a surprise to some since the symptoms of both conditions overlap. Impulsive behavior, memory impairment and a decline in planning and organizing abilities are associated with both conditions.

The exact relationship between the conditions isn’t known, so more research is necessary to determine how they affect each other. As research progresses, it might be possible for medical professionals to learn how the association between ADHD and TBI affect each other so that appropriate treatments can be utilized.

A person who has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence of another may want to speak with an attorney to determine the legal remedies that may be available. In some cases, it might be advisable to file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party seeking compensation for the losses that have been sustained.