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Study: Children with ADHD More Likely to Bully — and to Be Bullied


November 23, 2020School-aged children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) demonstrated a significant risk (3 to 17 times greater than that of their neurotypical peers) for being a bully, being a victim of bullying, or both, according to a study from the Journal of Attention Disorders.1 The link between increased rates of bullying and neurodevelopmental disorders has been previously observed among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and learning disabilities (LD).2Researchers conducted secondary data analysis of 199 childhood ADHD cases and 287 non-ADHD referents — all of whom answered a psychosocial questionnaire regarding peer encounters during elementary, middle, or high school where they classified..

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