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Study: Assortative Mating Negatively Relationships of Adults with ADHD

January 8, 2021Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) are more likely to have partners with clinically significant symptoms of ADHD,1 according to a small study recently published in the Journal of Attention Disorders.

This phenomenon of being attracted to partners who exhibit behaviors similar to your own is known as “assortative mating.” “Individuals with alcohol use disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, panic disorder, and specific phobia are more likely than the general population to be in relationships with others having the same mental health concerns;”2 this research is among the first to study the prevalence of assortative mating among individuals with ADHD.Researchers.

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