Is Aggression Uniform in Boys with ADHD?

Elif Ulu


The aim of this study is to evaluate the differences in aggression patterns in subtypes of ADHD. A total of 326 boys with ADHD and aggressive behaviors were included. Mean age of the patients was 9.95±2.03 years. Aggressive behaviors were found to be significantly higher in ADHD+CD group, when compared to ADHD type and ADHD+ODD in all evaluation scales used. ADHD+ODD is more related with verbal aggressiveness, but ADHD+CD is generally related with more severe aggressive behaviors. ODD may predict the progression to more severe aggression and a diagnosis of CD in patients with ADHD.


ADHD, aggression, conduct disorder (cd), oppositional defiant disorder (odd)

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