Gender differences in psychiatric comorbidity among adolescents with substance use disorders Article

Latimer, WW, Stone, AL, Voight, A et al. (2002). Gender differences in psychiatric comorbidity among adolescents with substance use disorders . 10(3), 310-315. 10.1037/1064-1297.10.3.310

cited authors

  • Latimer, WW; Stone, AL; Voight, A; Winters, KC; August, GJ

fiu authors

abstract

  • The authors examined gender differences in rates of comorbid psychiatric disorders among adolescents with 1 or more psychoactive substance use disorders. Baseline diagnostic data were obtained from 135 adolescents, ages 12 to 19, and their parents-guardians, who participated in a study to develop and efficacy test Integrated Family and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Rates of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and conduct disorder were higher among drug-abusing male adolescents compared with drug-abusing female adolescents. However, high rates of disruptive behavior disorders also characterized drug-abusing female adolescents. Similarly, drug-abusing female adolescents exhibited a higher rate of major depression compared with drug-abusing male adolescents. However, rates of dysthymia, double depression (i.e., major depression and dysthymia), and bipolar disorder were equivalent between genders.

publication date

  • January 1, 2002

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 310

end page

  • 315

volume

  • 10

issue

  • 3