Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and risk for substance use disorders in relatives.

  title={Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and risk for substance use disorders in relatives.},
  author={Charlotte Skoglund and Qi Chen and Johan Franck and Paul Lichtenstein and Henrik O Larsson},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  volume={77 10},
BACKGROUND Previous research indicates that attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is highly associated with substance use disorders (SUD). However, these studies have failed to clarify the nature of the overlap. The main aim of this study was to explore whether the overlap between ADHD and SUD could be explained by shared genetic and environmental factors or by harmful effects of ADHD medication. METHODS We employed a matched cohort design across different levels of family… CONTINUE READING
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