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Medication Reduces Crash Risk Among Men with ADHD


Safe driving requires ‘situation awareness’, a combined implementation of skills and traits that include attending to the driving task, focusing on relevant hazards, and being aware of traffic and road conditions and responding appropriately.1 Deficits in attention and impulse control put patients with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at increased crash risk. Consistent ADHD medication use, ensuring therapeutic levels while driving, has the potential to reduce this risk.