Mental disorders as risk factors for substance use, abuse and dependence: results from the 10-year follow-up of the National Comorbidity Survey.

@article{Swendsen2010MentalDA,
  title={Mental disorders as risk factors for substance use, abuse and dependence: results from the 10-year follow-up of the National Comorbidity Survey.},
  author={Joel David Swendsen and Kevin P. Conway and Louisa Degenhardt and Meyer D. Glantz and Robert Jin and Kathleen Ries Merikangas and Nancy A. Sampson and Ronald C Kessler},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2010},
  volume={105 6},
  pages={1117-28}
}
AIMS The comorbidity of mental disorders and substance dependence is well documented, but prospective investigations in community samples are rare. This investigation examines the role of primary mental disorders as risk factors for the later onset of nicotine, alcohol and illicit drug use, abuse and dependence with abuse. DESIGN The National Comorbidity Survey (NCS) was a nationally representative survey of mental and substance disorders in the United States carried out in 1990-92. The NCS-2… CONTINUE READING