Recovery From Concussion Longer for Athletes With ADHD

THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 -- Athletes with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with concussion seem to have longer recovery than controls, regardless of their psychostimulant medication status, according to a study presented at the...
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FRIDAY, July 26, 2019 -- College athletes with attention- deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be slower to recover from a concussion and may have more severe symptoms. That's the preliminary conclusion of a study of 120 U.S. college athletes...
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Youth aged 9 to 18 years who played tackle football for two seasons did not experience significant, short-term changes in cognition from repeated head impacts that did not cause a concussion, according to astudy inJournal of Neurotrauma.However, younger age and a history of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) did predict decline in cognition among the young football players. Longer-term effects are unknown and require further research.“The study is showing us that sub-concussive impacts don't seem to be associated with changes in neurocognitive function over two seasons of youth football,” said lead...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: football football helmets head impacts non-concussive impacts repeated head trauma youth tackle football Source Type: research
Sarah Kaye1, Mark H. Sundman2, Eric E. Hall3*, Ethan Williams4, Kirtida Patel5 and Caroline J. Ketcham3 1Mailman Research Center, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA, United States 2Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States 3Department of Exercise Science, Elon University, Elon, NC, United States 4Office of the Dean of Students, Elon University, Elon, NC, United States 5Department of Sports Medicine, Elon University, Elon, NC, United States Previous consensus statements on sports concussion have highlighted the importance of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and loss of...
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The objectives of this study were to determine whether ADHD is an antec...
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Abstract OBJECTIVE: Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) assesses neurocognitive functioning in sports-related concussion. Previous work demonstrates ImPACT's validity indices detect poor effort at disproportionately higher rates in athletes with histories of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or academic difficulties. The present study examines whether previously suggested 'dormant' validity indices, Word Memory Correct Distractors (WMCD), and Design Memory Correct Distractors (DMCD), reduce disproportionate invalidity in collegiate athletes with such histories. ME...
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research
BackgroundFactors including sex, previous diagnosis of migraines, previous diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and a history of concussion may influence the length of recovery from concussion in collegiate stud...
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Conclusions The results of this study support our hypothesis that ADHD is an antecedent risk factor for SRC and may contribute to a more complicated course of recovery from SRC. Future research should focus on determining whether screening, diagnosis, and treating ADHD in youth athletes may prevent SRC. Providers that care for youth athletes with ADHD should be aware of the vulnerabilities of this population toward SRC and its complications.
Source: Neurology Clinical Practice - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Executive function, Brain trauma, ADHD, ADHD; see Neuropsychology/Behavior Research Source Type: research
Children, teens and young adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be more than four times more likely to sustain traumatic brain injuries than other youth, a Taiwanese study suggests.Reuters Health Information
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(Reuters Health) - Children, teens and young adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be more than four times more likely to sustain traumatic brain injuries than other youth, a Taiwanese study suggests.
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Athletes with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) face a greater risk for developing symptoms of anxiety and depression after a concussion than their peers without ADHD, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information
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