TDAH en pacientes con adicción a sustanciasanálisis de la prevalencia y de los problemas relacionados con el consumo en una muestra atendida en un servicio de tratamiento ambulatorio

  1. E. Torrico Linares
  2. A. Vélez Moreno
  3. E. Villalba Ruiz
  4. F. Fernández Calderón
  5. A.. Hernández Cordero
  6. J. Ramírez López
Trastornos adictivos: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad española de Toxicomanías

ISSN: 1575-0973

Year of publication: 2012

Volume: 14

Issue: 3

Pages: 89-95

Type: Article

DOI: 10.1016/S1575-0973(12)70050-8 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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Existing comorbidity between substance use disorders and attention??deficit/hiperactivity disorder has been noted for several authors. The aim of this paper is to analyze the prevalence and severity of ADHD compared to patients without ADHD in a sample of patients treated in an outpatient drug addiction services. Material and methods. Sample is composed of 162 patients from Drug Abuse Services of Huelva (Spain). The assessment tool for the severity of SUD was the semi??structured interview EuropASI. The quality of life scores were obtained by administering the TECVASP. For the screening of ADHD it was used the ASRS 1.1. Results. ADHD prevalence was 27.8% in the total sample. Prevalence among alcohol consumers was 33.3%, among cocaine consumers was 42.2%, among cannabis consumers was 48.9%, and heroin consumers showed a 13.3%. ADHD patients showed worse quality of life, and greater severity in drug profile, social and familiar relationships and psychiatric statement. Conclusions. The results obtained underscore the convenience of a detailed evaluation from therapist. It should be considered the complications of a potential dual diagnosis in terms of gravity of consumption, social difficulties and severity of general psychiatric statement.