From the Editor
How can we reduce the number of car accidents?
We often speak about treating mental illness in terms of reducing personal suffering. Recent selections have looked at the economic cost of mental illness. But what are the implications to public health?
This week, we look at a new JAMA Psychiatry paper; this national cohort study involved more than 2.3 million people with ADHD, and considered motor vehicle crashes (as measured by emergency department visits) and whether or not they were taking medications.
Yes, he has a plaid shirt, but should he be taking his prescription meds?
Spoiler alert: The authors find “medication use for the disorder was associated with a significantly reduced risk” of vehicle accidents.
We also look at an editorial that finds “clinical pearls” in this paper.