Adverse Childhood Experiences and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Decoding the Association

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Maria Teresa Martins - Corresponding Author

Maria Martins [maria.teresa.am@hotmail.com]
Rua Jacinta Marto 8A, 1169-045 Lisboa, Portugal

António Matos

Abstract

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most frequent pediatric neurodevelopmental disorder, and it can have a significant impact on the functioning of the individual. In the last years, the association between ADHD and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) has been studied – potentially traumatic events that occur before age 18. In this review article, we present results from the most recent literature on this topic, addressing the relationship with trauma, explanatory hypotheses and associated brain changes.

Keywords: Adverse Childhood Experiences; Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity; Child

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Martins MT, Matos A. Adverse Childhood Experiences and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Decoding the Association. Gaz Med [Internet]. 2023 Jun. 30 [cited 2024 Jun. 18];10(2):126-33. Available from: https://gazetamedica.pt/index.php/gazeta/article/view/734
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