Risk of substance use disorders in adolescents with bipolar disorder.

@article{Wilens2004RiskOS,
  title={Risk of substance use disorders in adolescents with bipolar disorder.},
  author={Timothy E Wilens and Joseph Biederman and Anne Kwon and Jeffrey W Ditterline and Peter Forkner and Hadley Moore and Allison Swezey and Lindsey Snyder and Aude Henin and Janet Wozniak and Stephen V Faraone},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={2004},
  volume={43 11},
  pages={1380-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Previous work in adults and youths has suggested that juvenile onset bipolar disorder (BPD) is associated with an elevated risk of substance use disorders (SUD). Considering the public health importance of this issue, the authors now report on a controlled study of adolescents with and without BPD to evaluate the risk of SUD. METHOD Probands with DSM-IV BPD (n=57, mean age +/- SD=13.3 +/- 2.4 years) and without DSM-IV BPD (n=46, 13.6 +/- 2.2 years) were studied. Structured… CONTINUE READING

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