Child psychopathology risk factors for drug abuse: Overview
Journal/Book: J Clin Child Psychol. 1999; 28: 10 Industrial Ave, Mahwah, NJ 07430-2262, USA. Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc Inc. 290-297.
Abstract: Introduces the special section on Child Psychopathology Risk Factors for Substance Use Disorders. This article summarizes important principles, the current literature, contributions to this section, and issues for future research. Psychopathological conditions are strongly associated with substance use disorders, and some childhood psychogathological conditions may constitute precursors to this comorbidity. Conduct disorder constitutes a strong risk factor for substance use disorders, and bipolar disorder, although more rare, may also constitute a significant risk. Data for other child psychiatric conditions are mixed or lacking; however, important subgroups may be at risk and merit further attention. Underlying characteristics, such as temperament and self-regulation, merit further study as possible explanatory variables. Such studies hold the key for targeting and improving preventive and therapeutic interventions.
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Keyword(s): SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS; PAST 10 YEARS; PSYCHIATRIC-DISORDERS; MENTAL-DISORDERS; ADDICTIVE PERSONALITY; HYPERACTIVE BOYS; ALCOHOL-USE; COMORBIDITY; ADOLESCENTS; BEHAVIOR