Adults who have attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are much more likely to report they were sexually and physically abused before they turned 18 than their peers without ADHD, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto.
Among women, 34% of those with ADHD reported they were sexually abused before they turned 18. In contrast, 14% of women without ADHD reported that they had experienced childhood sexual abuse. Twice as many women with ADHD reported that they had experienced childhood physical abuse than women without this condition (44% vs 21%).
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