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Link between childhood ADHD and substance abuse risk

Link between childhood ADHD and substance abuse risk supported by long-term study data

Source:  (As reported in ScienceDaily, May, 31 2011)  Massachusetts General Hospital. (2011, May 31). Link between childhood ADHD and substance abuse risk supported by long-term study data. ScienceDaily.

Retrieved June 10, 2014 fromwww.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110531115410.htm

ScienceDaily Summary:

Analysis of data from two long-term studies of the impact of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder on the development of psychiatric disorders in young adults confirms that ADHD alone significantly increases the risk of cigarette smoking and substance abuse in both boys and girls.

Journal Reference:

Timothy E. Wilens, MaryKate Martelon, Gagan Joshi, Clancey Bateman, Ronna Fried, Carter Petty, Joseph Biederman. Does ADHD Predict Substance-Use Disorders? A 10-Year Follow-up Study of Young Adults With ADHDJournal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2011; DOI: 10.1016/j.jaac.2011.01.021

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