Psychiatric symptoms in drug abusing adolescents.

  title={Psychiatric symptoms in drug abusing adolescents.},
  author={Harith S Swadi},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  volume={31 1},
Psychiatric symptoms and psychosocial variables were investigated in 46 adolescent drug abusers referred to a psychiatric clinic. There were high rates of behavioural symptoms (mostly oppositional and delinquent), emotional symptoms (mostly depressive) and an abundance of adverse life events and family dynamics. When compared to a control group of non-abusing adolescents, drug users were only more behaviourally disturbed. Cluster analysis of the drug abusing adolescents showed that they fell… CONTINUE READING

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