Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Intimate Relationships and Sexuality

  • J. J. Sandra KooijEmail author
Part of the Trends in Andrology and Sexual Medicine book series (TASM)


The attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder that starts in childhood and persists in the majority of cases into adulthood. In adults with ADHD, intimate relationships may be problematic. Due to the lifetime symptoms of ADHD like inattentiveness, forgetfulness, mood swings and anger outbursts, as well as sensation seeking, impulsive and aggressive behaviour, some do not manage to start, others not to maintain relationships. The characteristics of relationships in adults with ADHD, including sexual relationships, will be discussed in this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PsyQ Expertise Center Adult ADHDThe HagueThe Netherlands

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