Community studies on adolescent substance use, abuse, or dependence and psychiatric comorbidity.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

A literature review on community studies of adolescent substance use, abuse, or dependence (SU/AID) and psychiatric comorbidity yielded 22 articles from 15 studies with information on rates, specificity, timing, and differential patterns of comorbidity by gender, race/ethnicity, and other factors. Results revealed that 60% of youths with SU/A/D had a comorbid diagnosis, and conduct disorder (CD) and oppositional defiant disorder (not attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) were most commonly associated with SU/A/D, followed by depression. Child psychopathology (particularly CD) was associated with early onset of substance use and abuse in later adolescence. The authors suggest that available data relevant to SU/A/D and psychiatric comorbidity can be used to better address such questions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Armstrong, TD; Costello, EJ

Published Date

  • December 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 70 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1224 - 1239

PubMed ID

  • 12472299

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-006X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037//0022-006x.70.6.1224


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States