News tagged with substance dependence

A genetic approach to clinical addiction symptoms

When it comes to diagnosing substance abuse, health care professionals are mainly limited to relying on patient honesty. But a new study aims to find the genetic causes of addiction, which could lead to a more nuanced way ...

Jun 03, 2015
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Young offenders exhibit disastrous health profiles

Young people serving time in youth detention or serving community-based orders have extremely high rates of substance dependence, poor mental health and engage in risky sexual behaviour, a new study has found.

Dec 10, 2013
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ADHD drug effective for people with dependency

People with ADHD and substance dependence rarely respond as they should to ADHD medication. A randomised study from Karolinska Institutet now shows that it is possible to obtain the desired efficacy by administering the drug ...

Oct 14, 2013
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