Traumatic Injuries

Traumatic injuries, including oral traumatic injuries, are common among the ADHD population.22 The ADHD child is constantly running, climbing, and occasionally falling causing orofacial injury. They are more likely to exhibit risky behavior on bicycles and skateboards, which can lead to injury.19,20 Studies have revealed a higher propensity for automobile accidents in this group due to inattention, impulsive behavior, impaired reaction time, visual-motor coordination, poor decision making, and poor rule-governed behavior.4 Unfortunately, this population is 5-7 times more likely to suffer abuse from a parent than a child in the general population.19 This is often due to the frustration and exhaustion that accompanies the constant monitoring of those affected with ADHD.