Do ADHD drugs boost substance abuse risk?

Kathleen Doheny, HealthDay News A new study finds the risk of substance abuse is actually lower when ADHD drugs such as Ritalin and Adderall are started earlier and taken longer.
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This study tests whether ADHD is associated with a pervasive tendency to engage in risky behav...
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__________ Sleep Therapy for the Masses May Be Coming to You Soon (The New York Times): “CVS Health wants to help millions of American workers improve their sleep. So for the first time, the big pharmacy benefits manager is offering a purely digital therapy as a possible employee benefit. The company is encouraging employers to cover the costs for their workers to use Sleepio, an Sleepio app featuring a cartoon therapist that delivers behavior modification lessons. CVS Health’s push could help mainstream the nascent business of digital therapeutics, which markets apps to help treat conditions like schizophrenia...
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Conclusion/Importance: Brief screenings for ADHD, other psychiatric disorders and sexual risk behaviors can provide data for tailoring substance abuse services to improve adolescent health outcomes for high-risk subgroups. PMID: 31502500 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 -- Swedish researchers think they have honed in on why people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to die prematurely. Accidental injuries, suicide and substance abuse all play a part, and...
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– Somryst app by Pear Therapeutics Digital therapeutics have potential but commercial success unproven (Vantage): “Developing drugs to treat disorders of the central nervous system is famously fraught with difficulty. Several companies, including Pear Therapeutics and Dthera, are taking a wildly different approach: digital therapeutics. These are pieces of software designed to treat disease that are regulated, prescribed and even paid for as if they were drugs … Pear is so far the only company to have brought a digital therapeutic to market – but it is by no means the only company in this space. Ak...
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In addition to helping kids calm down and concentrate in school, the review also found that the drugs help children avoid a lot of long-term negative consequences associated with ADHD, including depression, substance abuse and even driving problems.
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Conclusions: Bipolar disorder is common among primary care patients presenting with depression; it is often treated exclusively in primary care. Clinicians should be alert for symptoms of bipolar disorder in undiagnosed patients, know what symptoms probabilistically suggest bipolar versus unipolar depression, have expertise in providing ongoing treatment to diagnosed patients, and be knowledgeable about managing common medication-related side effects and comorbidities. Prompt and accurate diagnosis is critical. PMID: 31311335 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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There are well known behavioral complications of ADHD at adulthood such as learning difficulties resulting in lower education attainments; increased rate of car and other accidents; substance abuse; misconduct...
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Longtime readers of World of Psychology know I don’t have a lot of patience for the ridiculous shady marketing practices of the drug rehab industry, otherwise known as inpatient alcohol treatment centers. While there are many ethical, well-meaning providers in this space, there are dozens of companies who are still scraping bottom. Today I take a look at where American Addiction Centers is and where it’s going, and the new obfuscated marketing efforts of Freedom Healthcare of America. The inpatient drug rehab industry created its own problem. Led by the biggest names in the industry, such as American Addiction...
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CONCLUSION: Psychiatric disorders, low socioeconomic status, family disorganization, nonsuicidal self-injury, tattoos, and interruption of education were frequent in adolescent prisoners in this study. Our findings emphasize the importance of early psychiatric treatment and family-based interventions to help prevent adolescents from committing crimes. In addition, nonsuicidal self-injury and tattoos may be associated with criminal behavior in adolescents. PMID: 31079007 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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