Neil Petersen, ADHD Millennial, shared his own experiences with ADHD and injuries in Psych Central. He also cites a study conducted by researchers in Turkey that examined this very topic.
Researchers in Turkey screened 222 children admitted to the emergency room for symptoms of ADHD and found that 4 out of 5 children had symptoms of possible ADHD. With 80% of the children seen in the ER having ADHD symptoms, it could be assumed that children with ADHD do indeed suffer more injuries than children who do not have ADHD. However, due to the high percentage being reported, additional studies are currently being conducted to validate the results.
Petersen cites other studies with similar results:
- Science Direct reported about the risk of injury in adults with ADHD
- Science Direct reported about injury proneness of youth with ADHD