About Careers MedBlog Contact us

Adults With Hyperactivity Disorder Report of Physical, Sexual Abuse as Children

by Julia Samuel on April 18, 2015 at 1:43 PM
Font : A-A+

Adults With Hyperactivity Disorder Report of Physical, Sexual Abuse as Children

Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) were sexually and physically abused before they turned 16 than their peers without ADHD, reports a study from researchers at the University of Toronto.

Investigators examined data from a nationally representative sample of 12,877 women and 10,496 men in the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey-Mental Health. Physical abuse was reported by 44% women and 41% men with ADHD compared to 21% women and 31% men without the condition.

Prof. Esme Fuller-Thomson, co-author and Factor-Inwentash Faculty of SocialWork, said, "These findings suggest there is a silent epidemic of abuse among people and particularly women with ADHD."

He noted that the data cannot clarify the direction of association. "No matter who is the perpetrator, it is very important that health professionals working with children with ADHD screen them for sexual and physical abuse," said, Danielle Lewis, a graduate student in U of T's Masters of Social Work program.

Source: Medindia

Recommended Reading

Latest Research News

 Carrying Alzheimer's Disease Genes May Increase the Risk of Developing Epilepsy
Is there a link between epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease? Yes, certain genes associated with Alzheimer's disease may increase the risk of developing epilepsy.
Insomnia Drug Class may Not Increase Exacerbation Risks
More research is needed to understand the risks of hypnotics among COPD patients and then optimize treatment strategies.
New Treatment Protocol for Brain Hemorrhage
Among hemorrhage patients, combination treatment protocol compared to usual care reduced poor functional outcomes.
How Can Life Stressors Affect Multiple Sclerosis Flares?
Life stressors were found to lead to multiple sclerosis, revealed study.
 High-Sugar Diet Damaging the Gut May Worsen Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Diet containing increased amounts of sugar may interrupt the function of resident intestinal stem cells (ISCs) that maintain gut lining after inflammatory damage.
View All
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close

Sexual Problem

Consult an Expert


Adults With Hyperactivity Disorder Report of Physical, Sexual Abuse as Children Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests