Mental disorders and delivery motorcycle drivers (motoboys): A dangerous association

18 de agosto de 20101min14

 R.R. Kieling, C.M. Szobot, B. Matte, R.S. Coelho, C. Kieling, F. Pechansky, L.A. Rohde
Road traffic injuries are a major but neglected public health issue [14]. Yearly, 1.2 million people worldwide die in traffic accidents, while 50 million more are injured. About 85% of the deaths and 90% of the disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) caused by road traffic  accidents in the world occur in low and middleincome countries (LAMIC) [15]. Projections indicate that mortality will increase by about 65% around the world, and by as much as 80% in these countries over the next 20 years [21]. As a result of emerging economies and increased urbanization, motorcycles are widely used in LAMIC as a mode of transportation. Fast speed, high maneuverability, and low cost have lead to an exponential growth in the number of circulating motorcycles [23].

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A Unidade de Pesquisa em álcool e Drogas (UNIAD) foi fundada em 1994 pelo Prof. Dr. Ronaldo Laranjeira e John Dunn, recém-chegados da Inglaterra. A criação contou, na época, com o apoio do Departamento de Psiquiatria da UNIFESP. Inicialmente (1994-1996) funcionou dentro do Complexo Hospital São Paulo, com o objetivo de atender funcionários dependentes.


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