Stressful Events in Childhood Associated with ADHD, Study Finds

Stressful Events in Childhood Associated with ADHD, Study Finds

Mounting evidence suggests that childhood adversity increases the risk for mental health problems, but the impact of childhood stress on the symptoms of ADD or ADHD was previously unclear. Now, a new study has charted a positive correlation between the number of stressful events a child experiences and his or her ADHD symptoms, suggesting further research is warranted. Researchers from Stanford University asked 214 children between the ages of nine and 14 to complete the Traumatic Events Screening Inventory for Children, and then measured how many negative experiences each child had before age six and after age six. The children’s parents completed...

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