Optimizing the Management of Pain and Irritability in Children with Severe Neurological Impairment


Anne-Mette Hermansen


Children born with severe brain-based developmental disabilities frequently experience persistent unexplained periods of pain and irritability, often compounded by a limited capacity to communicate their distress. Here, we have designed a systematic approach to address the management of the children’s pain with the goals of reducing pain symptoms, improving the day-to-day lives of the child and family, and simplifying treatment options for clinicians.

Research theme:
BRIGHT Supports: Projects to integrate mental health into care

Age range: 
0.5–18 years

Principal Investigators: