Nicotine and alcohol dependence in patients with comorbid attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

  title={Nicotine and alcohol dependence in patients with comorbid attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).},
  author={Martin D. Ohlmeier and Karsten Peters and Andreas Kordon and J{\"u}rgen Seifert and Bert Theodor te Wildt and Birgitt Wiese and Marc Ziegenbein and Hinderk M. Emrich and Udo Schneider},
  journal={Alcohol and alcoholism},
  volume={42 6},
AIMS Several studies have shown that attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) represents a significant risk factor for the onset and development of an addiction. Thirty-five per cent of adult ADHD patients are known to be addicted to alcohol. Many ADHD patients also have an increased nicotine consumption, which typically, leads to an improvement of attention, ability to concentrate and control of impulses. There may be pathophysiological connections here. On the other hand, it can also… 

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