Ridiculous Study of the Week: Taking Medication is Probably a Good Thing

A new study indicates that motor vehicle accident rates are lower among ADHD patients when they……wait for it….take their medication.  Pow!!!  Earth shattering news.  As the article states:

Past studies have found that people with ADHD are at an increased risk for crashes, and that medication may reduce symptoms and ultimately improve driving skills.

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Hmmm. Past studies?  So this study had to done again?  My hunch is that we should put this controversial debate to bed. If you have ADHD then take your medication.  And that may help your driving. 

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  1 comment for “Ridiculous Study of the Week: Taking Medication is Probably a Good Thing

  1. Frank Rubino MD
    May 17, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Old news. I heard similar data 25 years age at a conference with Dr Russel Barkley PhD

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