The Unrecognised Adult ADHD Patient: Accidents, brain injury and Behaviour

Volume 5 Issue 1
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Abstract

Studies of accidents and traumatic brain injury in adults with ADHD reveal increased mortality associated with the traffic driving behaviours of this patient population. Evidence that accidents and traumas are increased in ADHD patients has ethical, legal, and regulatory implications,and any form of behavioural modification that supports technical accident prevention could decrease mortality rates. Crucially, this is a current unmet public health problem.

Key words: Accidents, Adhd; Diagnosis, Driving; Stimulants, Treatment

Acknowledgements: We thank the following faculty for their valuable contributions to the symposium:
Professor Andreas Reif, Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Frankfurt
– Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Dr. Josep Antoni Ramos Quiroga, Autònoma de Barcelona, Pg.de la Vall d’Hebron, 119-129, 08035 Barcelona, Catalonia.
Acknowledgement of thanks is also extended to Oruen Ltd., for editorial assistance in the preparation of this article.