Mental health, sensation seeking and drug use patterns: a longitudinal study.

@article{Pedersen1991MentalHS,
  title={Mental health, sensation seeking and drug use patterns: a longitudinal study.},
  author={Willy Pedersen},
  journal={British journal of addiction},
  year={1991},
  volume={86 2},
  pages={195-204}
}
To examine the longitudinal stability of mental health and sensation seeking, a sample of 553 adolescents aged 16-18 years, was followed over a period of 20 months. Further, the predictive power of the two constructs with regard to future drug use was investigated. The stability of reported mental health was relatively low. Accordingly, the variable was a poor predictor of future drug use. Sensation seeking, however, had a relatively high degree of stability. In addition, the different… CONTINUE READING