Driving and Road Rage Associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): a Systematic Review
Purpose of Review
The main objective of the present review was to give an overall idea regarding the impacts of ADHD on driving and road rage. In addition, we have also discussed the possible treatment options for ADHD drivers in brief.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a type of developmental disorder, which is characterized by hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention. ADHD affects around 2.5% of the population. Individuals with ADHD have numerous impairments of cognitive, emotional, and social functioning. And this affects their day-to-day life. One of the major daily activities, which get affected due to ADHD, is driving. Individuals with ADHD have been reported to be involved in greater number of driving accidents due to their aggressive behavior and anger. Moreover, it has been related with augmented number of traffic violations, associated injuries, and increased chances of dying during a driving accident.
In the current review, we have discussed how ADHD affects driving behavior and leads to road rage.
KeywordsAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD Driving Road rage
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