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