Publication
Title
Guideline for screening, diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in adults with substance use disorders
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Abstract
Currently there is no guideline for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of adult attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in patients with a substance use disorder (SUD). The aim was to develop such a guideline, starting out from a systematic review and based on the methodology of the Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network (SIGN). Due to the lack of scientific evidence on some of the topics, the guideline is a combination of evidence based and practice based recommendations. Given the high prevalence of ADHD in treatment seeking SUD patients and the availability of valid screening instruments, all treatment seeking SUD patients should be screened for ADHD. Diagnosis of ADHD should be based on clinical observation and history taking, including informant data. Integrated treatment of ADHD and SUD is recommended, including pharmacotherapy, psycho-education, coaching, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). The lack of scientific data and the overall lack of expertise in the field are significant obstacles to the implementation of the guideline. Intensive training programs in the substance abuse sector need to be organized to implement these guidelines.
Language
English
Source (journal)
International journal of mental health and addiction. - New York, N.Y.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 2014
ISSN
1557-1874
Volume/pages
12:5(2014), p. 629-647
ISI
000342435200008
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 01.12.2014
Last edited 02.06.2017
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