Article Type: Original Articles
Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder in Patients Attending Remedial Treatment Due to Substance Use Disorder in Adiyaman University Training and Research Hospital
Murat Eren Ozen, Mehmet Hamdi Orum, Aysun Kalenderoglu, Murad Atmaca
Aim: Substance use disorder (SUD) is a serious public health problem. Attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral disorder associated with the onset and prognosis of the SUD. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of ADHD in patients who were referred to a university hospital due to SUD.

Method: The records of 231 psychoactive substance use patients who admitted to Adiyaman University Training and Research Hospital between 2015 and 2017 were retrospectively reviewed and the prevalence of ADHD according to the DSM-5 were examined among the patients diagnosed with SUD per DSM-5.

Findings: Psychiatric disorders such as mood disorder. mood disorder. anxiety disorder and psychotic disorder were seen in 75.33% of the patients. Overall. 32.47% of all SUD patients had a diagnosis of ADHD according to DSM-5 diagnostic criteria.

Discussion: ADHD was present in 3 out of every 10 people with an SUD. The clarification of the relationship between ADHD and the SUD and the determination of the conditions affecting this relationship will provide significant contributions to this field of study. This data should be provided with detailed statistics and should be supplemented by other studies with fewer limitations.

Key words: Attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder, addiction, comorbidity, psychoactive substance
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 2018;8(2):57-62
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