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New study supports link between ADHD and traumatic brain injury

A recent study of Canadian adults has found links between traumatic brain injury and a history of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, suggesting that adults with a history of brain injuries may benefit from improved screening for the behavioral disorder. The study, published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, utilized data obtained from a telephone survey of the adult residents of Ontario, Canada.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Individuals who have ADHD have a higher AA/EPA ratio than normal subjects.  This means they have more neuroinflammation, making them more susceptible to the long-term increased neuroinflammation generated by TBI.

 

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