Attention deficit Hyperactive Disorders (Adhd) and substance use disorders: overlap, coincidence or fate?

Peters, H. and Abd Rashid, R. and Sulaiman, A.H. and Ahmad Zahari, M.M. and Amer Nordin, A.S. and Robson, Noorzurani and Said, M.A. and Ahmad Adlan, A. and Abdul Rahim, A. and Zakaria, H. (2010) Attention deficit Hyperactive Disorders (Adhd) and substance use disorders: overlap, coincidence or fate? International Journal of Addiction Sciences, 1 (1). ISSN 2180-205X

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Abstract

The link among ADHD and addiction is increasingly shifting into the focus of scientific study. It becomes obvious that ADHD functions as a risk factor and condition for dependence. Disturbances in psychosocial functioning and the tendency towards substance abuse are highly correlated. Objective: This overview relies on a Medline research. Its objective is to describe the joint characteristics among ADHD and addiction. We especially focus on the neurobiological similarities between both diseases. Results: The results of this literature review support the hypothesis of a close genetic, neurological and phenotypic linkage between ADHD and addiction. Furthermore, ADHD often serves as the source for substance abuse disorders among youths and adults. Conclusions: The increasing clinical meaning of the overlap among ADHD and addiction urgently necessitates for consideration regarding preventive planning.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: University of Malaya Centre for Addiction Sciences (UMCAS), Department of Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: ADHD, Addiction, Substance use
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Noorzurani Robson
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2012 04:07
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2015 03:13
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/2840

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