Adult ADHD and substance abuse: diagnostic and treatment issues.

  title={Adult ADHD and substance abuse: diagnostic and treatment issues.},
  author={Aparna S Kalbag and Frances R Levin},
  journal={Substance use & misuse},
  volume={40 13-14},
  pages={1955-81, 2043-8}
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral, developmental disorder most often diagnosed during childhood, marked by the core symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that results in social, academic, and occupational underachievement. Although the disorder has a prevalence of 3-9% in the general childhood population and 1-5% in the general adult population, it affects between 11 and 35% of "substance-abusing" adults, oftentimes complicating treatment… CONTINUE READING


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