Project Title

The Negative External Consequences of ADHD

Presenter Hometown

Madison County

Major

Psychology

Department

Psychology

Degree

Undergraduate

Mentor

Richard Osbaldiston

Mentor Department

Psychology

Abstract

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 11% of American children age 4 to 17 have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). We know that ADHD has several negative internal effects, but to what extent does ADHD effect external factors such as victimization, bullying, abuse, and peer rejection? We gathered 19 studies from PsycInfo about ADHD and negative outcomes to answer this question. We found that the overall effect size between ADHD and negative external outcomes was moderate (d = 0.61). ADHD had the strongest effect on being abused (d = 1.35), it had a moderate effect on victimization (d = 0.57) and peer rejection (d = 0.49), and it had a weak effect on bullying (d = 0.28). We can conclude that ADHD has several external negative implications, and it shows how much more education is needed because of the fact that so many children are negatively affected by this diagnosis.

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The Negative External Consequences of ADHD

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 11% of American children age 4 to 17 have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). We know that ADHD has several negative internal effects, but to what extent does ADHD effect external factors such as victimization, bullying, abuse, and peer rejection? We gathered 19 studies from PsycInfo about ADHD and negative outcomes to answer this question. We found that the overall effect size between ADHD and negative external outcomes was moderate (d = 0.61). ADHD had the strongest effect on being abused (d = 1.35), it had a moderate effect on victimization (d = 0.57) and peer rejection (d = 0.49), and it had a weak effect on bullying (d = 0.28). We can conclude that ADHD has several external negative implications, and it shows how much more education is needed because of the fact that so many children are negatively affected by this diagnosis.