Risky Decision Making in Substance Dependent Adolescents with a Disruptive Behavior Disorder

@inproceedings{Schutter2011RiskyDM,
  title={Risky Decision Making in Substance Dependent Adolescents with a Disruptive Behavior Disorder},
  author={Dennis J. L. G. Schutter and Irene van Bokhoven and Louk J. M. J. Vanderschuren and John E. Lochman and Walter Matthys},
  booktitle={Journal of abnormal child psychology},
  year={2011}
}
Of all psychiatric disorders, the disruptive behavior disorders (DBDs) are the most likely to predispose to substance dependence (SD). One possible underlying mechanism for this increased vulnerability is risky decision making. The aim of this study was to examine decision making in DBD adolescents with and without SD. Twenty-five DBD adolescents (19 males) with SD (DBD+SD), 28 DBD adolescents (23 males) without SD (DBD-SD) and 99 healthy controls (72 males) were included in the study. DBD… CONTINUE READING

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