Courtney A Zulauf

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Adolescents and young adults with substance use disorders (SUD) and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are increasingly presenting in clinical practice. The overlap and role of treatment for these co-occurring disorders remains unclear. A review of the literature was conducted to highlight and update recent evidence on the overlap of ADHD and(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Opioid related morbidity and mortality is heightened in context to the concomitant use of psychotropic medications. The aim of this project was to examine the extent to which opioid dependent patients seeking detoxification are using and misusing specific psychotropic agents. METHODS As part of a quality assurance/improvement(More)
Attending college can be a stressful time for many students. In addition to coping with academic pressure, some students have to deal with the stressful tasks of separation and individuation from their family of origin while some may have to attend to numerous work and family responsibilities. In this context, many college students experience the first(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Adolescents with bipolar disorder (BPD) have been previously shown to be at very high risk for substance use disorders (SUD). We now examine the influence of a parental history of substance use disorders on SUD risk in offspring with and without BPD. METHODS We studied 190 parents ascertained through 104 adolescent BPD probands(More)
This study examined trajectories of psychopathology in a sample of low-income urban youth and tested exposure to community violence as a predictor of these trajectories. Self-report and parent-report survey measures of psychological problems and exposure to community violence were collected annually over 3 years from a sample of 364 fifth- to ninth-grade(More)
OBJECTIVE Bipolar disorder (BPD) is a highly morbid disorder increasingly recognized in adolescents. The aim of this study was to examine the relative risk for substance use disorders (SUDs; alcohol or drug abuse or dependence) and cigarette smoking in adolescents with BPD. METHODS We evaluated the relative risk for SUDs and cigarette smoking in a(More)
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