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

Peters, H.; Abd Rashid, R.; Sulaiman, A.H.; Ahmad Zahari, M.M.; Amer Nordin, A.S.; Robson, Noorzurani; Said, M.A.; Ahmad Adlan, A.; Abdul Rahim, A.; 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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    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
    1. Peters, H.
    2. Abd Rashid, R.
    3. Sulaiman, A.H.
    4. Ahmad Zahari, M.M.
    5. Amer Nordin, A.S.
    6. Robson, Noorzurani(University of Malaya)
    7. Said, M.A.
    8. Ahmad Adlan, A.
    9. Abdul Rahim, A.
    10. Zakaria, H.
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Addiction Sciences
    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 12:07
    Last Modified: 06 Jan 2015 11:13

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