Center for Injury Research and Prevention

ADHD

Validating Electronic Health Records for Injury Prevention Research

November 21, 2016
Read about a new CHOP study published in the Journal of Attention Disorders that validated an electronic health record (EHR)–based algorithm to classify the ADHD status of pediatric patients, which is part of a larger retrospective cohort study that aims to examine the association between ADHD and driving outcomes among adolescents.

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Concerns about Safety Among Parents of Children with Disabilities

April 13, 2016
Learn about a recent study examining the safety concerns of parents of children with a variety of disabilities and how healthcare providers can address these concerns.

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ADHD: A Controversial Diagnosis

January 23, 2014
Recent New York Times stories on the diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) suggest that pharmaceutical companies, doctors, and even parents have added to what is the perceived overdiagnosis of this developmental disability and that the benefits of medication as a primary treatment have been overblown. While we need to be cautious about overdiagnosis and prescribing medication when unnecessary, we also need to take ADHD symptoms seriously, especially when it comes to injury prevention and driving.

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A Perfect Storm

August 12, 2013
There is convincing evidence that individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at heightened risk for unsafe driving behaviors, including teens. Despite a “perfect storm” of inexperience, adolescence and ADHD that increases crash risk, only emerging research about potential interventions exists for these teens. This can be frustrating for both parents and clinicians, like myself, who frequently discuss the risk of driving with teens with ADHD but have little information to offer about specific ways to keep them safe. In an editorial published today in JAMA Pediatrics, my CIRP@CHOP colleagues Flaura Winston and Catherine McDonald address this need head-on.

Minimizing Risk of Unintentional Injury For Children with Disabilities- Part Two

July 16, 2013
Last week we discussed why children with developmental disabilities are at risk for unintentional injury. Today I'll share some tips and resources on keeping kids with developmental disabilities safe, especially in the summer.

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