Adult ADHD Is associated with gambling severity and psychiatric comorbidity among treatmentseeking problem gamblers.
Laura Brandt, University of Vienna, Austria
Gabriele Fischer, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Adult ADHD is associated with severe impairment such as higher levels of unemployment, lower levels of productivity during employment, irritability and low frustration tolerance, a higher risk of accidents, and increased rates of substance abuse (Kooij et al., 2010). Up to 90% of adult clinical populations with ADHD present with one or more comorbid conditions (Sobanski, 2006).
The most common comorbidities are substance use disorders (SUDs), mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and eating disorders, which complicate the diagnosis as symptoms of ADHD and those conditions overlap (Sobanski, 2006; Sobanski et al., 2007). ADHD is also reported as a major risk factor for developing SUDs (Fatseas et al., 2012; Kooij et al., 2010). A meta-analytic and meta-regression analysis indicated an overall prevalence of ADHD in SUD populations of approximately 23% (van Emmerik-van Oortmerssen et al., 2012).
The co-occurrence of nonsubstance-related addiction (such as pathological gambling [PG]) and ADHD has recently received more attention, with the few existing studies indicating a high prevalence of ADHD among treatment-seeking pathological gamblers (Fatseas et al., 2016; Grall-Bronnec et al., 2011). PG is the most extensively studied nonsubstance-related addictive disorder, and the only one included as a diagnosis in DSM (included since 1980; Code: 312.31) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD; included since 1991; Code: F63.0). The disorder is listed among the “Habit and Impulse Disorders” in the 10th revision of the ICD (ICD-10) and was defined as an impulse-control disorder in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.; DSM-IV; APA, 1994).
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