Psychopathology of Children with Alcohol Dependent Fathers.
SUMMARY; Objective: In this study, we aimed to research cognitive, behavioural and psychopathological differences between children of fathers with alcohol dependency (ACOA’s) and children of fathers without alcohol dependency (non-ACOA’s). …
Children of Dependence Suffer Psychological Problems
Previous research has indicated that children in families with alcoholic or addicted parents have a vulnerability to psychological problems. A new study examined the extent and likely hood of;
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),
Oppositional defiant disorder,
Adult antisocial behavior, and
In this study in Minnesota, USA, over 1,200 teens were examined.
They found that adolescent children of alcoholics and addicts are 2 to 3 times more likely to suffer from this group of problems.
The research was published in the journal of Psychological Medicine. 2008 Apr 15;:1-7, Alcohol and illicit drug dependence among parents: associations with offspring externalizing disorders. Marmorstein NR, Iacono WG, McGue M.