Adolescent Substance Abuse: Psychiatric Comorbidity and High by Yifrah Kaminer, Oscar G. Bukstein

By Yifrah Kaminer, Oscar G. Bukstein

Twin analysis of adolescent substance use issues and comorbid psychiatric problems needs to be taken care of at the same time to be powerful. Adolescent Substance Abuse: Psychiatric Comorbidity and excessive hazard Behaviors provides top specialists providing insightful viewpoints and dynamic feedback on the right way to most sensible supply simultaneous therapy and built-in prone to those youths. The e-book covers the state-of-the-art within the box of substance use issues, stories assorted psychiatric problems and excessive threat behaviors, after which addresses the difficulty of built-in providers and moral, criminal, and coverage matters concerning this inhabitants. The textual content is widely referenced and a number of other chapters comprise worthwhile tables and figures to obviously show the knowledge.

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Kaminer舗s main interest has focused on clinical research of assessment and treatment of high-risk behaviors, particularly substance abuse, gambling behavior, and suicidal behavior in youth with comorbid psychiatric disorders. He has authored or coauthored more than 120 publications including articles, book chapters, and several treatment manuals. Dr. Kaminer also authored the book Adolescent Substance Abuse: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice. Oscar Bukstein, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

First, the biochemical, physiological, and psychological manifestations of maturation directly predispose to drug consumption prodromal SUD. And second, physical changes concomitant to maturation alter the stimulus properties of the individual, thereby promoting interpersonal interactions, which foster substance use leading to SUD. The following discussion succinctly reviews the role of key maturation processes on SUD risk. Reproductive MaturationReproductive maturation is completed by mid- to late adolescence.

In aggregate, these findings indicate that SUD is a neurodevelopmental disorder in which the cardinal feature is a failure to acquire the capacity of psychological self-regulation. As previously discussed, the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral characteristics of psychological dysregulation implicate a prefrontal cortex dysfunction. Research remains to be conducted, however, to determine whether the dysfunction reflects a disturbance in neuromaturation or otherwise comprises a neurological disruption that is not developmentally biased.

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