Childhood and current ADHD symptom dimensions are associated with more severe cannabis outcomes in college students.

Author(s): Bidwell LC, Henry EA, Willcutt EG, Kinnear MK, Ito TA

Center for Alcohol and Addition Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, Box G-S121-4, Providence, RI 02912, United States; Rhode Island Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Behavioral Genetics, 1 Hoppin Street, Providence, RI 02903, United States. Electronic address: [email protected]

Subject: ADD/ADHD View the study


Numerous studies have shown that attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated higher risk of cannabis use disorders (CUD). However, these studies are limited in that most did not: (a) differentiate the role of hyperactivity-impulsivity (HI) and inattention (IN); (b) control for associated psychopathology; and (c) consider more fine-grained CUD-related measures. Our aim was to clarify the unique and interactive contributions of inattention and hyperactivity symptoms to age of cannabis initiation and DSM-IV cannabis dependence, craving, and severity of problems related to cannabis use while statistically controlling for symptoms of comorbid psychopathology in a non-clinical sample of young adults.

Source: Author Manuscript
Share Tweet

More medical studies related to ADD/ADHD:

View all medical studies >>

Subscribe for daily cannabis news, announcements, and business insights.

узнать больше