Risk and prevention of unintentional injuries in children and young people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Edward Tyrrell*, Vibhore Prasad

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

10 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Injuries among children and young people are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the UK and globally. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is an important neurodevelopmental disorder which can be present from preschool age but is generally under-recognised. Children and young people with ADHD are at increased risk of a variety of unintentional injuries. However, interventions to offer safety advice, assessments and safety equipment can help to improve home safety practices and reduce injuries. Clinician contacts with children and young people with ADHD are an important opportunity to recognise injury risk and offer appropriate advice and input. This article discusses the risks, mechanisms, costs and prevention advice for unintentional injuries in children and young people with ADHD.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-375
Number of pages5
JournalPaediatrics and Child Health (United Kingdom)
Volume31
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021

Keywords

  • INJURY
  • UNINTENTIONAL INJURY
  • injury prevention
  • injury risk
  • ATTENTION-DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
  • ADHD

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Risk and prevention of unintentional injuries in children and young people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this