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Divorce Rates Higher when Child has ADHD

A study that appeared in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology found that couples who have a young child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are at higher risk of getting a divorce. Once the child reaches age eight, however, the divorce rates seem to level off.
"Certainly we are not suggesting that having a child with ADHD is the only reason these marriages end in divorce," [Dr. William] Pelham explained. "Disruptive child behavior likely interacts over time with other existing stress in the family to spark conflict in a marriage and, ultimately, divorce."
The study suggests that health professionals who treat children with ADHD should make a habit of asking parents about their marriage. Parents of children with ADHD may want to consider marital counseling to ensure the continued health of their relationship. Source: Reuters Health

Labels: parenting, marriages, divorce

Posted By: Aspen Education Group