Anti-Social Behaviors and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Anti-social behaviors are common with ADHD individuals. About 60% of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder kids are also oppositional or defiant. Many are in trouble with the law.
Impulsive-Hyperactive ADHD kids are the more likely to get into trouble than are the Inattentive ADHD kids, as they tend to crave the stimulation of anti-social behaviors, and impulsively “act-out”.
Because they are impulsive, they don't plan their crimes well, and are usually easily caught.
If untreated for their ADHD and Anti-Social behaviors, these teenagers will:
- Average two arrests by the age of 18, with about 20% being arrested for a felony, versus only about 3% of teens without ADHD
- Often go to jail.
In fact, as many as 50% of all men in prisons have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and were untreated as children or teens for ADHD.
And as many as 50% of all teenagers in juvenile facilities have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder but were untreated for ADHD.
- Will have 400% more traffic accidents and traffic tickets related to speeding, than teens without ADD ADHD.
- Twice as many teens with ADHD will run away from home than teens without ADHD. About 16% of teens run away from home at some point, versus 32% of teens untreated for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – ADD ADHD.
- Arson is often associated with Attention Deficit Disorder, as teens with untreated ADHD are three times more likely to be arrested for arson than those without ADHD: 16% vs. 5%.
- Will be ten times more likely to get pregnant, or cause a pregnancy, than those without ADHD.
- Will be 400% more likely to contract a sexually transmitted disease than teens without ADHD: 16% to 4%.
It is never too late to get help for your child or teen with ADHD, especially those who show little conscience, poor self-control, or little respect for others. Pick up the phone today to call for help.