Alcoholism and the hyperactive child syndrome.

  title={Alcoholism and the hyperactive child syndrome.},
  author={D W Goodwin and Fini Schulsinger and Lawrence Hermansen and Samuel B. Guze and George Winokur},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  volume={160 5},
Comparisons were made between alcoholics and nonalcoholics in a sample of Danish adoptees (mean age 30) and it was found that the alcoholics, as children, were more often hyperactive, truant, antisocial, shy, aggressive, disobedient, and friendless. The literature suggesting a relationship between the hyperactive child syndrome and subsequent alcoholism is reviewed, as well as a possible relationship between these disorders and antisocial behavior. The adoptive parent of the two groups did not… CONTINUE READING

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