UdeM research: Hyperactive girls face problems as adults

    Major study finds elementary school girls who are hyperactive need
    intensive prevention programs

    MONTREAL, March 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Young girls who are hyperactive are
more likely to get hooked on smoking, under-perform in school or jobs and
gravitate towards mentally abusive relationships as adults, according to a
joint study by researchers from the Université de Montréal and the University
College London (UCL).
    The study, published in the latest issue of the Archives of General
Psychiatry, followed 881 Canadian girls from the ages of six to 21 years to
see how hyperactive or aggressive behaviour in childhood could affect early
adulthood. The research team found that one in 10 girls monitored showed high
levels of hyperactive behaviour. Another one in ten girls showed both high
levels of hyperactive and physically aggressive behaviour.
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For further information: Media contact: Sylvain-Jacques Desjardins,
International press attaché, Université de Montréal, (514) 343-7593,

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