A new type of ADHD? Head injuries in children linked to long-term attention problems

 ADHD in the News 2015-08-04

Children who suffer an injury to the brain -- even a minor one -- are more likely to experience attention issues, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. The effects may not be immediate and could occur long after the incident. Study author Marsh Konigs, a doctoral candidate at VU University Amsterdam, described the impact as ""very short lapses in focus, causing children to be slower.