Lukas A. Basedow


PhD Student


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Dept. of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


TU Dresden



[Substance Use, Resulting Disorders, and Collateral Mental Disorders Among Adolescents in a Special Outpatient Institutions for Addictions]


Journal article


Melina Wiedmann, Josefine Atzendorf, Lukas A. Basedow, Veit Roessner, Yulia Golub, Sören Kuitunen-Paul
Zeitschrift für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie, 2022 Jan


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APA
Wiedmann, M., Atzendorf, J., Basedow, L. A., Roessner, V., Golub, Y., & Kuitunen-Paul, S. (2022). [Substance Use, Resulting Disorders, and Collateral Mental Disorders Among Adolescents in a Special Outpatient Institutions for Addictions]. Zeitschrift Für Kinder- Und Jugendpsychiatrie Und Psychotherapie.

Chicago/Turabian
Wiedmann, Melina, Josefine Atzendorf, Lukas A. Basedow, Veit Roessner, Yulia Golub, and Sören Kuitunen-Paul. “[Substance Use, Resulting Disorders, and Collateral Mental Disorders Among Adolescents in a Special Outpatient Institutions for Addictions].” Zeitschrift für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie (January 2022).

MLA
Wiedmann, Melina, et al. “[Substance Use, Resulting Disorders, and Collateral Mental Disorders Among Adolescents in a Special Outpatient Institutions for Addictions].” Zeitschrift Für Kinder- Und Jugendpsychiatrie Und Psychotherapie, Jan. 2022.


ABSTRACT
Objective: Only few clinics offer the outpatient treatment of substance use disorders (SUDs) among adolescents. Therefore, only limited data describe substance use patterns, SUDs, and co-occurring psychiatric disorders characteristic of adolescents who present in such outpatient clinics specialized in the treatment of SUDs.

Method: Via interview we collected data from n = 201 patients between 12 and 19 years concerning their substance use, SUDs, and current co-occurring psychiatric disorders. We created descriptive presentation of data regarding use patterns, SUDs, and co-occurring disorders divided by sex and current age.

Results: Tobacco (88 %) and cannabis (86 %) were the most frequently used substances. 67 % of all patients presented with more than one SUD, cannabis use disorder being the most prevalent one (84 %). 72 % presented with at least one co-occurring disorder, with conduct disorders (40 %), attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorders (21 %), and depressive disorders (18 %) being the most frequent ones.

Conclusions: Adolescent SUD patients often present with co-occurring psychiatric disorders. Institutions for adolescent SUD treatment should also focus on treating co-occurring conduct disorders, depression, and attention deficit disorders.