Adolescent problem behaviours predicting DSM-IV diagnoses of multiple substance use disorder. Findings of a prospective birth cohort study

Hayatbakhsh, Mohammad Reza, Najman, Jake Moses, Jamrozik, Konrad, Mamun, Abdullah Al, Bor, William and Alati, Rosa (2008) Adolescent problem behaviours predicting DSM-IV diagnoses of multiple substance use disorder. Findings of a prospective birth cohort study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 43 5: 356-363. doi:10.1007/s00127-008-0325-1

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Author Hayatbakhsh, Mohammad Reza
Najman, Jake Moses
Jamrozik, Konrad
Mamun, Abdullah Al
Bor, William
Alati, Rosa
Title Adolescent problem behaviours predicting DSM-IV diagnoses of multiple substance use disorder. Findings of a prospective birth cohort study
Journal name Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0933-7954
1433-9285
Publication date 2008-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s00127-008-0325-1
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 43
Issue 5
Start page 356
End page 363
Total pages 8
Editor P. Bebbington
Place of publication Berlin
Publisher Springer International
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
C1
111706 Epidemiology
111714 Mental Health
Formatted abstract
BACKGROUND: Whether there is an independent association between problem behaviours and substance use disorders (SUD) needs further investigation. This study examined prospective associations of adolescent psychopathology and problem behaviours with SUD in early adulthood, and whether these associations are confounded by other factors.

METHOD
: Data were from a prospective study of 2,429 young Australian adults from birth to the age of 21 when data on SUD were collected. Adolescent psychopathology and behaviour were assessed at 14 years via the Youth Self Report instrument on eight sub-scales of emotional and behavioural problems.

RESULTS
: In multivariate analyses, attention problems, delinquency, and aggression were associated with both single and multiple SUD in early adulthood, with delinquent behaviour being the strongest predictor (OR = 2.0, 95% CI 1.4-2.9 for one SUD and OR = 3.6, 95% CI 2.4-5.0 for multiple SUDs).

CONCLUSIONS
: Problem behaviours, in particular delinquency and aggression in early adolescence predict long-term SUD. The results suggest that substance use prevention programs should target adolescents with early symptoms of psychopathology and problem behaviour.
Keyword Adolescent
Adolescent Behavior/*psychology
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity/diagnosis/epidemiology
Cohort Studies
*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Female
Humans
Juvenile Delinquency/*statistics & numerical data
Male
Predictive Value of Tests
Prospective Studies
Substance-Related Disorders/diagnosis/*epidemiology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2009 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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