“I think this is important to point out, as these kids are often perceived as being recovered from their injury, when in fact they may be at greater risk for SADHD,” Dr. Narad said.

Dr. Narad hopes the findings will encourage parents and doctors to be more diligent about monitoring children after a TBI and ensuring the child fully recovers before resuming physical activities.

If your child has suffered head injuries in the past, talk to your doctor or a nuerospecialist about ways to manage the head injury and the role behavioral therapy may play in the equation. For more information, reach out to Dr. Chang’s office today.