Sensation Seeking and Cocaine Dependence in Adults With Reported Childhood ADHD

  title={Sensation Seeking and Cocaine Dependence in Adults With Reported Childhood ADHD},
  author={Nicolas Ballon and Paul Brunault and Samuele Cortese},
  journal={Journal of Attention Disorders},
  pages={335 - 342}
Objective: To compare measures of sensation seeking in a clinical group of cocaine-dependent (CD) patients with and without a history of probable childhood ADHD and in non-cocaine-dependent (NCD) healthy volunteers. Method: Patients (n = 75; 42 with and 33 without probable childhood ADHD) and comparisons (n = 84) were assessed with the Diagnostic Interview for Genetic Studies, the Wender Utah Rating Scale for childhood ADHD, and the Zuckerman Seeking Sensation Scale. Results: We found… 

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