Navigation Links
Behavior Disorders Boost Crash Risk for Teen Boys: Study
Date:11/19/2010

FRIDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Male teens with disruptive behavior disorders have a one-third increased risk of being seriously injured in a traffic crash, either as a driver or a pedestrian, new research has found.

Their increased risk is similar to that of epilepsy patients, said Dr. Donald Redelmeier, from the University of Toronto in Canada, and his colleagues.

Disruptive behavior disorders include attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), conduct disorder and oppositional defiant disorder.

The seven-year study, published in the Nov. 16 online edition of the journal PLoS Medicine, included 3,421 male teens aged 16 to 19 who were admitted to the hospital after a traffic crash. The increased risk associated with disruptive behavior disorders remained after the researchers accounted for factors such as age, social status and home location.

The study authors did not document who was at fault in the crashes but suggested that disruptive behavioral disorders may impair a teen's ability to avoid a crash triggered by another person.

Disruptive behavioral disorders might be considered as contributors to traffic crashes -- similar to epilepsy, diabetes and some other medical conditions -- but do not justify withholding a driver's license from teens, Redelmeier and colleagues emphasized.

Instead, the authors suggested a number of ways to reduce risk, including: keeping speed under control, restricting alcohol, minimizing distractions, wearing seatbelts, keeping a safe distance from other vehicles, and obeying medical advice.

"Greater attention by primary care physicians, psychiatrists and community health workers might be helpful since practical recommendations might reduce the risk," Redelmeier's team explained in a news release from the journal.

More information

The Mental Health Association of Westchester County, N.Y., has more about disruptive behavior disorders.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: PLoS Medicine, news release, Nov. 15, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Behavioral therapy improves sleep and lives of patients with pain
2. Witnessing Uplifting Behavior May Spur Good Deeds
3. NIH grant will create behavioral health registry for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease
4. Husbands hostile, anti-social behaviors increase wives symptoms of depression, researchers find
5. State of Oregon Department of Human Services Selects Netsmart Technologies for Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare Integration Project
6. Chronic Back Pain Soothed by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
7. Program delivers healthy behaviors door-to-door
8. Novel program translates behavioral and social science research into treatments to reduce obesity
9. Qualifacts is Behavioral Health SaaS Provider of Choice in Connecticut
10. Haven Behavioral War Heroes Hospital to Offer Comprehensive Psychiatric Treatment for Military Service Members
11. Preventive behaviors limited household transmission of H1N1 influenza during initial outbreak
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Behavior Disorders Boost Crash Risk for Teen Boys: Study
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Since launching its annual ... foundation serving the footwear industry, has broken all previous participation records in its ... across 23 states during the months of April and May, the 2016 Footwear ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... Newport Beach, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... affect us. An effective way to confront and deal with these stressors is to ... taste bad to be good for you. Risa Groux, a certified Holistic Nutritionist and ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... , ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... healthcare awareness and author of best seller "LOVE, MEDICINE and MIRACLES") addresses touchy ... May 2, 2016 and podcasted thereafter . Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Coast Dental Fort Stewart ... at its new location in the Exchange Furniture Mall at 112 Vilseck Road in ... 50-inch Samsung Smart TV. Plus attendees will have the opportunity to meet general dentists ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... The Wharton School ... Perlman Grand Prize of the 2016 Wharton Business Plan Competition —as well ... Choice Award, and the Committee Award for Most ‘Wow Factor,’ making them the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... , April 28, 2016 ... consumer insights on healthcare, announced today that it has ... report Cool Vendor in Life Sciences, 2016, ... 15, 2016.  The report focuses on life-science- oriented analytics, ... insight from patients and doctors, confirm medication ingestion, and ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... , April 28, 2016  ValGenesis, Inc., ... Management Solutions (VLMS) today announced that a ... for sufferers of chronic kidney failure has ... manage their corporate validation process. The global ... software solution to manage their validation processes ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... , le 27 Avril 2016 ... a progressé de +5% sur le trimestre, soutenu ... de consommables  Croissance de +16% des ... Mauna Kea Technologies (Euronext : MKEA, FR0010609263 ; ... confocale laser, annonce aujourd,hui son chiffre d,affaires pour ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: