Does ADHD affect the course of substance abuse? Findings from a sample of adults with and without ADHD.

@article{Wilens1998DoesAA,
  title={Does ADHD affect the course of substance abuse? Findings from a sample of adults with and without ADHD.},
  author={Timothy E Wilens and Joseph Biederman and Eric O. Mick},
  journal={The American journal on addictions},
  year={1998},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={156-63}
}
The authors examined the effects of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and psychiatric comorbidity on recovery from psychoactive substance use disorder (PSUD) with 130 referred adults with ADHD and 71 non-ADHD adults, all of whom had a lifetime history of PSUD. Although PSUD remitted in 80% of both groups, the rate of remission and duration of PSUD was quite different in the ADHD vs. non-ADHD subjects. The duration of PSUD was 37.2 months longer in the ADHD than in non-ADHD… CONTINUE READING

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