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International Consensus Statement for the Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Adolescents with Concurrent Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Substance Use Disorder

Heval Ozgen, Renske Spijkerman, Moritz Noack, Martin Holtmann, Arnt SA Schellekens, Geurt van de Glind, Tobias Banaschewski, Csaba Barta, Alex Begeman, Miguel Casas, Cleo L Crunelle, Constanza Daigre Blanco, Soren Dalsgaard, Zsolt Demetrovics, Jacomine den Boer, Geert Dom, Valsamma Eapen, Stephen Faraone, Johan Franck, Rafael A Gonzalez Show all

European Addiction Research | KARGER | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a risk factor for substance misuse and substance use disorder (SUD) in adolescence and (early) adulthood. ADHD and SUD also frequently co-occur in treatment-seeking adolescents, which complicates diagnosis and treatment and is associated with poor treatment outcomes. Research on the effect of treatment of childhood ADHD on the prevention of adolescent SUD is inconclusive, and studies on the diagnosis and treatment of adolescents with ADHD and SUD are scarce. Thus, the available evidence is generally not sufficient to justify robust treatment recommendations. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to obtain a consensus stat..

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