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SMAD. Revista eletrônica saúde mental álcool e drogas

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CANCIAN, Ana Carolina Maciel; GERMANO, Luiza Drissen Signorelli; CERUTTI, Fernanda  and  OLIVEIRA, Margareth da Silva. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and crack cocaine: what does the comparison between a group of users and non-users indicate?. SMAD, Rev. Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool Drog. (Ed. port.) [online]. 2017, vol.13, n.2, pp. 78-85. ISSN 1806-6976.

The objective in this study was to analyze the relation between the use of crack-cocaine and the diagnosis attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Associations were analyzed between the clinical group of crack-cocaine users and the non-clinical group, taken from the general population, through a sample of 971 participants who answered the Adult Self-Report. Significant differences were found in the presence of the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder diagnosis (p=0.001), such as attention problems (p=0.001), which can be related to changes associated with the search for rewarding situations, such as substance use. This, allied with the impulsiveness in both disorders, would make this association worthy of formulating specific guidelines to maximize the treatment efficacy.

Keywords : Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Crack-Cocaine; Adult Self-Report.

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