Psychiatric comorbidity among adolescents with substance use disorders: findings from the MECA Study.

@article{Kandel1999PsychiatricCA,
  title={Psychiatric comorbidity among adolescents with substance use disorders: findings from the MECA Study.},
  author={Denise B. Kandel and J G Johnson and H{\'e}ctor R. Bird and Myrna M. Weissman and Sherryl H. Goodman and Benjamin B. Lahey and Darrel A. Regier and Mary E. Schwab-Stone},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={1999},
  volume={38 6},
  pages={693-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the extent to which adolescents in the community with current substance use disorders (SUD) experience co-occurring psychiatric disorders. METHOD Diagnostic data were obtained from probability samples of 401 children and adolescents, aged 14 to 17 years, and their mothers/caretakers, who participated in the Methods for the Epidemiology of Child and Adolescent Mental Disorders (MECA) Study. RESULTS The rates of mood and disruptive behavior disorders are much higher… CONTINUE READING

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