“ADHD and Substance Use Disorders: How to Recognize and Manage Addiction” [podcast episode #242]

Listen to “ADHD and Substance Use Disorders: How to Recognize and Manage Addiction” with Timothy Wilens, M.D.

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Many mavens imagine that ADHD is a possibility factor for substance abuse dysfunction (SUD). An estimated 15 and 25 p.c of adults with a lifetime historical past of SUD also have ADHD. So how is SUD connected to ADHD? The short resolution is we aren’t positive.

The longer answer is that quite a lot of components play a role in the connection — everything from genetics to the dopamine receptors in the ADHD brain. One thing we do know is that ADHD is also associated with a higher possibility of smoking at an earlier age and that people who smoke with ADHD are less most probably to ruin the addiction. Understanding the prime correlation between ADHD and SUDs, as well as the catastrophic effects SUDs have on an individual and circle of relatives, are key in helping medical doctors prevent dependancy in folks with consideration deficit.

Listener testimonials:

  • “Incredible data. I guess it is most commonly aimed toward pros. I’d like to pay attention the similar presentation made for fogeys. Summaries and overall descriptions had been super-helpful. For us ‘earth moms’ who have resisted drugs, this is in point of fact eye-opening, and will motive some soul-searching.”
  • “This used to be helpful. The slides are a little technical for the average particular person. While they were summarized neatly, they have been arduous to practice for somebody who has now not checked out such technical graphs since faculty.”
  • “Excellent informative seminar! Doctor’s analysis very good and helpful. Moderator’s questions and practice up questions very concise.”

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