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Susan Young & Ottilie Sedgwick

In: The SAGE Handbook of Drug & Alcohol Studies Volume 2

Chapter 31: Exploratory Models to Explain Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and its Association with Substance Use

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Exploratory Models to Explain Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and its Association with Substance Use
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and its Association with Substance Use
Susan YoungOttilie Sedgwick

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental condition which can persist throughout the lifespan. At its core, there is a persistent and pervasive pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity and impulsiveness (Bolea-Alamanac et al., 2014). It is recognised internationally and across cultures (Hodgkins et al., 2011) and is thought to affect over 3–7% of children (Polanczyk et al., 2007, Willcutt, 2012) and 1–5% of adults (Kessler et al., 2006, Simon et al., 2009, Willcutt, 2012).

This chapter will focus on the high co-occurrence of ADHD and substance use disorder (SUD). The chapter will first present a general overview diagnosing ADHD. This will be followed ...

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