Disruptive behaviors and early sexual intercourse: The GAZEL Youth Study

Cédric Galéra, Antoine Messiah, Maria Melchior, Jean François Chastang, Gaelle Encrenaz, Emmanuel Lagarde, Gregory Michel, Manuel Pierre Bouvard, Eric Fombonne

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Abstract

Sexual health-risk behaviors in disruptive children are poorly understood. In a longitudinal population-based sample, event-time analyses showed that subjects with high levels of conduct disorder symptoms, particularly in combination with simultaneously high levels of hyperactivity-inattention symptoms, exhibited the highest risk for earlier sexual activity compared to controls, suggesting the need for prevention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-363
Number of pages3
JournalPsychiatry Research
Volume177
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Conduct disorder
  • Sex behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry

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