substance abuse disorder

substance abuse disorder

Any of a category of disorders in which pathological behavioral changes are associated with the regular use of substances that affect the central nervous system.
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It is estimated that up to 75 percent of young offenders have a substance abuse disorder, and as many as 20 percent of this group also suffer from a mental health disorder serious enough to impair their daily functioning.
Among all patients with anxiety disorder, those with social phobia had the highest lifetime risk (58%) of alcohol or substance abuse disorder, noted Dr.
Referred youth were more likely to have affective diagnoses than detained youth; however, they were less likely to have a substance abuse disorder. Consistent with prior studies, African-American youth were referred for mental health services less often than were Caucasian youth.
* 5.4 percent have an alcohol or substance abuse disorder.
Adults who spent their teen years in juvenile detention have high risk of developing a substance abuse disorder, according to new research.
* New evidence indicates that atypical antipsychotics are ineffective for eating disorders and substance abuse disorder.
All of the patients who sold their drugs had either a conduct or substance abuse disorder, as did all but 5% of those who misused their medication.
People who have a serious mental illness are twice as likely to develop a substance abuse disorder than those who do not.
Overall, the study found that being young, female and having a primary diagnosis of major depression and substance abuse disorder were positive predictors of violent behavior.
Once parity was in force in the federal-employee program, in 2001, more clinicians identified workers with substance abuse disorder. But those beneficiaries did not initiate or engage in treatment at a higher rate than that of workers in plans without parity.
It's useful for substance-abusing physicians to seek mutual support from traditional 12-step programs "to help them combat social isolation that occurs with substance abuse disorder." Caduceus groups and meetings of the International Doctors in Alcoholics Anonymous ( also can help.
Of those, 37% reported a mood disorder, including bipolar disorder, 20% reported substance abuse disorder, and 10% reported schizophrenia.

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