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Large Study Shows Substance Abuse Rates Higher in Teenagers With ADHD

(2/19/2013)

Large Study Shows Substance Abuse Rates Higher in Teenagers With ADHD
Science Daily
February 11, 2013

A new study published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry revealed a significantly higher prevalence of substance abuse and cigarette use by adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) histories than in those without ADHD. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and six other health centers across the United States also found that, contrary to previous findings, current medications for ADHD do not counter the risk for substance abuse and substance use disorder (SUD) among teenagers.

View the full article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130211134850.htm


Keywords: study, substance, abuse, rates, higher, teenagers, ADHD



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