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College Men with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Does it Increase Assault Victimization Risk?  

Author:  Jamie Snyder.

Source: Volume 12, Number 02, Fall 2019 , pp.63-73(11)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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Previous studies of the risk factors for assault facing college students have focused predominantly on females. The study described here instead focuses upon male students and examines a variety of risk factors, including the presence of ADHD, for assault. Data were gathered on 6,534 males, aged 18 to 24, in 40 higher education institutions in the United States. Using the Lifestyles Routine Activities approach, which measures high risk behavior, the study uncovered an increased risk of assaulted for males who engaged in binge drinking, experienced serious drug/marijuana use, and/or had a diagnosis of ADHD.

Keywords: Suicide and posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression; acquired capability

Affiliations:  1: University of Wyoming.

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