Association between childhood attention-deficit–hyperactivity symptoms and adulthood dissociation in male inmates: Preliminary report
Version of Record online: 30 JUN 2007
Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume 61, Issue 4, pages 444–446, August 2007
How to Cite
MATSUMOTO, T. and IMAMURA, F. (2007), Association between childhood attention-deficit–hyperactivity symptoms and adulthood dissociation in male inmates: Preliminary report. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 61: 444–446. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1819.2007.01683.x
- Issue online: 30 JUN 2007
- Version of Record online: 30 JUN 2007
- Received 20 March 2007; accepted 8 April 2007.
- attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder;
- child abuse;
- dissociative disorder;
Abstract The present study examined associations between childhood attention-deficit–hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and adulthood dissociation in 799 male inmates using self-reporting questionnaires. Consequently, 33% of the subjects reported childhood physical abuse, and 11.8% reported childhood sexual abuse. A significant association was found between childhood ADHD symptoms and current dissociative tendency (r = 0.51, P < 0.001). Clinical implications of intervention focusing on dissociation in correctional/forensic practices for adult offenders are discussed.