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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorders (Adhd) And Substance Use Disorders: Overlap, Coincidence Or Fate?
International Journal of Addiction Sciences (2010)
  • Peters H.
  • Abd Rashid R.
  • Sulaiman A.H.
  • Ahmad Zahari M.M.
  • Amer Nordin A.S.
  • Noorzurani Robson, Associate Prof. Dr.
  • Said M.A.
  • Ahmad Adlan A.
  • Abdul Rahim A.
  • Zakaria H.
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.

Publication Date
January 20, 2010
Publisher Statement
Open Access Article
Citation Information
Peters H., Abd Rashid R., Sulaiman A.H., Ahmad Zahari M.M., et al.. "Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorders (Adhd) And Substance Use Disorders: Overlap, Coincidence Or Fate?" International Journal of Addiction Sciences Vol. 1 Iss. 1 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/noorzurani_robson/18/