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Substance use and misuse by children and adolescents

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Eilish Gilvarry


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Adolescent use and abuse of substances can have serious health consequences, as well as increasing the risks of poorer scholastic attainment, increased delinquency and later psychiatric problems. The recent literature is reviewed, in particular the trends in patterns of use, in psychiatric comorbidity and in the development of preventive measures, and treatment efficacy. (C) 1999 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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Author(s): Gilvarry E

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Current Opinion in Psychiatry

Year: 1999

Volume: 12

Issue: 4

Pages: 409-413

Print publication date: 01/07/1999

ISSN (print): 0951-7367

ISSN (electronic): 1473-6578

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


DOI: 10.1097/00001504-199907000-00005


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