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We found children and adolescents with ADHD had a significantly higher risk of injuries requiring hospitalization than the non-ADHD controls (HR = 1.39, 95% CI = 1.12–1.72), and a higher risk was especially observed in the male and adolescent subgroups. In ADHD patients, long-term users of ADHD medication were associated with a lower risk of injuries requiring hospitalization than nonusers (HR = 0.51, 95% CI = 0.30–0.85).

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Healthcare providers should be aware of the potential risk of injury in patients with ADHD and highlight the importance of the duration and compliance with medication treatment.

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This page is a summary of: Risk of injuries requiring hospitalization in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and the preventive effects of medication, Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, September 2022, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/pcn.13471.
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