Hallucinogen use disorders among adult users of MDMA and other hallucinogens.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We investigated the prevalence, patterns, and correlates of past-year DSM-IV hallucinogen use disorders (HUDs) among past-year users of MDMA and other hallucinogens from a sample of Americans 18 or older (n = 37,227). Users were categorized as MDMA users and other hallucinogen users. Overall, one in five (20%) MDMA users and about one in six (16%) other hallucinogen users reported at least one clinical feature of HUDs. Among MDMA users, prevalence of hallucinogen abuse, subthreshold dependence, and dependence was 4.9%, 11.9%, and 3.6%, respectively. The majority with hallucinogen abuse displayed subthreshold dependence. Most with hallucinogen dependence exhibited abuse. Subthreshold hallucinogen dependence is relatively prevalent and represents a clinically important subgroup that warrants future research and consideration in a major diagnostic classification system.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wu, L-T; Ringwalt, CL; Mannelli, P; Patkar, AA

Published Date

  • September 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 354 - 363

PubMed ID

  • 18770077

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2648386

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1521-0391

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/10550490802269064


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England