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ADHD - Teenage Pregnancy

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MyADHDUsername · 01/05/2022 11:01

Are there many of us ADHDers on here who were teen parents? I myself was a teen parent. If you happen to read this and you have ADHD and didn’t become a teen parent please comment too.

I’ve heard of the correlation before and I know there was a Danish (I think) study but I was watching a Russel Barkley video last night and the numbers he was quoting were staggering!

This post is purely for personal interest! I am in no way up to conducting any official types of research 😀

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Mamette · 01/05/2022 11:05

Not answering your question exactly but my DD has ADHD. She is 20 and has had an implant for the last 5 years (she’s on her second one) at her psychiatrist’s recommendation.

He said that having ADHD would leave her more vulnerable to unplanned pregnancy if she was or would shortly become sexually active.


Mamette · 01/05/2022 11:08

Also- I may or may not have it and while not a teen mum I had DD as a young(ish) single mum, far before any of my peers.

My mum also had an unplanned pregnancy in her early 20s and I do often wonder if she too has ADHD.


MyADHDUsername · 01/05/2022 11:09

That’s really interesting that they recommended that!

It’s wild to think that if I had been diagnosed and therefore understood, medicated etc as a child … my child might not be here! Or at least not have arrived when they did!

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felulageller · 01/05/2022 17:54

Not teen bit young. ASD not ADHD, at least not had double diagnosis but am impulsive.

It was planned.
I was mad.

If I knew then about my diagnosis etc I may have chosen not to have DC's. My profile really doesn't fit the good mum stereotype.

I find lots of parenting tasks nearly impossible.


MummytoCSJH · 01/05/2022 17:55

I have ADHD, had DS at 16, he also has ADHD.

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