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Study finds that parents of ADHD children more likely to divorce

A study by Pelham and Wymbs (2008) in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology found that 23% percent of parents with an ADHD child had divorced by the child’s 8th birthday, compared to 13% of the parents without an ADHD child.

Keep in mind that people with ADHD are more likely to divorce than those without ADHD. Consider also that ADHD is a genetic disorder. So if a child has ADHD, it is very likely that at least one of the parents has ADHD. So is divorce due to the parent(s) having ADHD or due to the child having ADHD? Or both? Or neither?

ADHD Divorce Study

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:13+00:00 October 22nd, 2008|Categories: ADHD, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Study finds that parents of ADHD children more likely to divorce

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Dr. Stephanie Sarkis is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and AMHCA Diplomate and Clinical Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling based in Tampa Bay, Florida, where she specializes in the treatment of ADD/ADHD. Dr. Sarkis conducts evaluations, testing, diagnosis, and counseling services. She also is a public speaker, consultant, coach, and is a facilitator in collaborative law.