Childhood ADHD predicts risky sexual behavior in young adulthood.

  title={Childhood ADHD predicts risky sexual behavior in young adulthood.},
  author={Kate Flory and Brooke S. G. Molina and William E. Pelham and Elizabeth M. Gnagy and Bradley H. Smith},
  journal={Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53},
  volume={35 4},
This study compared young adults (ages 18 to 26) with and without childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) on self-reported risky sexual behaviors. Participants were 175 men with childhood ADHD and 111 demographically similar men without ADHD in the Pittsburgh ADHD Longitudinal Study (PALS). Childhood ADHD predicted earlier initiation of sexual activity and intercourse, more sexual partners, more casual sex, and more partner pregnancies. Although childhood conduct problems did… CONTINUE READING
Highly Cited
This paper has 140 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 71 extracted citations

Childhood ADHD and Involvement in Early Pregnancy: Mechanisms of Risk.

Journal of attention disorders • 2017
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Does childhood positive self-perceptual bias mediate adolescent risky behavior in youth from the MTA study?

Journal of consulting and clinical psychology • 2013
View 5 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

140 Citations

Citations per Year
Semantic Scholar estimates that this publication has 140 citations based on the available data.

See our FAQ for additional information.