Corpus ID: 1752149

Impact of ADHD and its treatment on substance abuse in adults.

@article{Wilens2004ImpactOA,
  title={Impact of ADHD and its treatment on substance abuse in adults.},
  author={Timothy E Wilens},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2004},
  volume={65 Suppl 3},
  pages={
          38-45
        }
}
  • T. Wilens
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of clinical psychiatry
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a risk factor for substance abuse in adults. Additional psychiatric comorbidity increases this risk. ADHD is associated with different characteristics of substance abuse: substance abuse transitions more rapidly to dependence, and lasts longer in adults with ADHD than those without ADHD. Self-medication may be a factor in the high rate of substance abuse in adults with ADHD. While previous concerns arose whether stimulant therapy would increase… Expand
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