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1 in 5 young adults has a personality disorder? What??

By |2016-11-20T07:53:50-04:00December 1st, 2008|Categories: College, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In a study in the Archives of General Psychiatry, it was found that substance abuse was the most common mental disorder amongst college-age adults, with personality disorders coming in second. It was found that the most common personality disorder was obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. Take into account the fact that many college students have some type of [...]

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Study finds that stimulant medication does not increase substance abuse

By |2016-10-05T06:46:14-04:00May 7th, 2008|Categories: ADHD, Medication, Research|Tags: , , |

In a 10-year study by Biederman, et al. (2008), it was found that people with ADHD who took stimulant medication had neither a decreased or increased risk of substance abuse.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18316421 Biederman, J., Monuteaux, M.C., Spencer, T., Wilens, T.E., et al. (2008).  Stimulant therapy and risk for subsequent substance use disorders in male adults With ADHD: [...]

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