Navigation Links
Severe mental illness tied to higher rates of substance use
Date:1/3/2014

People with severe mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder have a higher risk for substance use, especially cigarette smoking, and protective factors usually associated with lower rates of substance use do not exist in severe mental illness, according to a new study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health.

Estimates based on past studies suggest that people diagnosed with mood or anxiety disorders are about twice as likely as the general population to also suffer from a substance use disorder. Statistics from the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicate close to 8.4 million adults in the United States have both a mental and substance use disorder. However, only 7.9 percent of people receive treatment for both conditions, and 53.7 percent receive no treatment at all, the statistics indicate.

Studies exploring the link between substance use disorders and other mental illnesses have typically not included people with severe psychotic illnesses.

"Drug use impacts many of the same brain circuits that are disrupted in severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia," said NIDA Director Dr. Nora D. Volkow. "While we cannot always prove a connection or causality, we do know that certain mental disorders are risk factors for subsequent substance use disorders, and vice versa."

In the current study, 9,142 people diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or bipolar disorder with psychotic features, and 10,195 controls matched to participants according to geographic region, were selected using the Genomic Psychiatry Cohort program. Mental disorder diagnoses were confirmed using the Diagnostic Interview for Psychosis and Affective Disorder (DI-PAD), and controls were screened to verify the absence of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder in themselves or close family members. The DI-PAD was also used for all participants to determine substance use rates
'/>"/>

Contact: NIDA Press Office
media@nida.nih.gov
301-443-6245
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Hemorrhoid Treatment Group Revealed Importance of Considering Surgery for Severe Hemorrhoid Treatment
2. A Miami Prosthodontics Facility Offers Additional Surgical Procedures in Treating Severe Gum Disease
3. Penicillin equally effective as big gun antibiotics for treating less severe childhood pneumonia
4. Dallas’ Park Cities Pet Sitter Continues to Provide Pet Sitting Service Despite the City’s Virtual Shutdown Due to a Severe Ice and Snow Storm
5. Bilateral Biomet Hip Implants Cause Maryland Man Severe Pain, Elevated Metal Ion Levels, and Revision Surgeries, Alleges Lawsuit Filed by Parker Waichman LLP
6. Discover An Effective Severe Psoriasis Treatment With 15 New Tips – V-kool
7. Discovery of brain activity in severely brain injured patients who wake up w/ sleep drug
8. New Study May Impact Practice Guidelines for Mitral Valve Surgery for Severe Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation
9. Researchers Identify a New Genetic Risk Factor for Severe Psychiatric Illness
10. Study may impact guidelines for mitral valve surgery for severe ischemic mitral regurgitation
11. Regenstrief and IU study: Older adults with severe mental illness challenge healthcare system
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/23/2014)... could help doctors predict which patients might suffer potentially ... The program, which assesses brain scans using pattern recognition ... passport control, has been developed by researchers at Imperial ... the Wellcome Trust, which used the software are published ... Stroke affects over 15 million people each year worldwide. ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... 2014) The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Research ... Research Scholars. The AGA Research Scholar Awards program, ... independent and productive research careers in digestive diseases. ... an additional year allowing for three consecutive years ... junior faculty who are paving the way for ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... vegetables are often displayed in the popular Swedish ... plenty of high-sugar foods. A new study from ... portrayed in children,s TV programmes as well as ... habits and weight status. , Steingerdur Olafsdottir,s doctoral ... the popular Swedish children,s TV show Bolibompa. Healthy ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... Five for-profit and non-profit organizations in Washington ... Proof of Concept grants to accelerate maturation of ... the Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF) announced today. ... grant to the Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association ... train the next generation of entrepreneurs and help ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... physicians concerned about an increase in adolescents, marijuana use ... sigh of relief. According to a new study at ... data from states with and without medical marijuana laws, ... among adolescents. The study is published online in advance ... . , "Any time a state considers legalizing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Airport security-style technology could help doctors decide on stroke treatment 2Health News:Airport security-style technology could help doctors decide on stroke treatment 3Health News:AGA announces 2014 Class of AGA Research Scholars 2Health News:High-calorie and low-nutrient foods in kids' TV 2Health News:LSDF announces commercialization grants and Entrepreneur Mentoring Program 2Health News:RI Hospital physician: Legalizing medical marijuana doesn't increase use among adolescents 2
... , , , MORRISTOWN, ... WPI ), a leader in generic and specialty branded ... Company as Executive Vice President, Global Brands. In this ... aspects of the Company,s global brand pharmaceutical business, including brand ...
... BALTIMORE, Sept. 21 A new survey from ... is contributing to acute, or short-term, physical pain for Americans. ... Month, 68 percent of people who experienced acute back pain ... year said that the recession caused, increased or affected their ...
... , , BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 21 ... that it has received a request for proposal (RFP) from the ... of intravenous (i.v) peramivir for the treatment of critically ill influenza ... The RFP indicates that the minimum and maximum order ...
... , , INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 21 ... nonsquamous patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who received ... as compared to placebo plus best supportive care. , ... studies looking at the use of histology to tailor treatment with ...
... DETROIT, Sept. 21 Webahn, Inc. announces the launch of ... Electronic Medical Records service Capzule.com and Accent, a voice recording ... , Capzule enables physicians to access patient information ... capability to send messages, add notes, prescribe medications and write ...
... is a serious condition that involves the formation of a ... legs. A patient with DVT is typically treated with anticoagulants ... procedures may play a more central role in the long-term ... October issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Watson Names G. Frederick Wilkinson Executive Vice President, Global Brands 2Health News:Watson Names G. Frederick Wilkinson Executive Vice President, Global Brands 3Health News:Economic Pain Contributing to Acute Physical Pain for Many Americans, New Survey Says 2Health News:Economic Pain Contributing to Acute Physical Pain for Many Americans, New Survey Says 3Health News:Economic Pain Contributing to Acute Physical Pain for Many Americans, New Survey Says 4Health News:BioCryst Receives Peramivir Request for Proposal From the U.S. Government 2Health News:BioCryst Receives Peramivir Request for Proposal From the U.S. Government 3Health News:BioCryst Receives Peramivir Request for Proposal From the U.S. Government 4Health News:Study Published in The Lancet Showed Significant Survival Benefit for Patients Facing Deadly Form of Lung Cancer 2Health News:Study Published in The Lancet Showed Significant Survival Benefit for Patients Facing Deadly Form of Lung Cancer 3Health News:Study Published in The Lancet Showed Significant Survival Benefit for Patients Facing Deadly Form of Lung Cancer 4Health News:Study Published in The Lancet Showed Significant Survival Benefit for Patients Facing Deadly Form of Lung Cancer 5Health News:Study Published in The Lancet Showed Significant Survival Benefit for Patients Facing Deadly Form of Lung Cancer 6Health News:Study Published in The Lancet Showed Significant Survival Benefit for Patients Facing Deadly Form of Lung Cancer 7Health News:Study Published in The Lancet Showed Significant Survival Benefit for Patients Facing Deadly Form of Lung Cancer 8Health News:Voice, Medical Records iPhone Apps Launched for Physicians 2Health News:Image-guided treatment for deep venous thrombosis could improve patients' long-term outcomes 2
(Date:1/14/2014)... 2014 InformEx, North America,s leading ... will hold the 30 th edition of its annual ... Center from January 21-24. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131028/NY05330LOGO-a ) ... fine chemical and specialty chemical companies will take part in ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014 Animal Emergency Critical Care, a LifeCentre ... Leesburg, Virginia is the first in Loudoun ... Dr. Susan M. Barnes , Medical Director, ... and husband, Dr. Cole Taylor , are avid scuba divers. ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... January 14, 2014 Equashield ( ... hazardous drugs, today announced that it has achieved ... year.   Equashield,s closed systems reduce ... nurses and other medical professionals who prepare and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Media Advisory: InformEx 2014 Events & Speaker Lineup for 30th Edition Conference in Miami Beach 2Hyperbaric Veterinary Medicine (hvm) Announces Animal Emergency Critical Care Installs A Small Animal Hyperbaric Chamber 2Equashield's Sales Grow by 60% in 2013 2
System, English (Continental cord), 230 VAC....
Micro-mini fiber optic light....
The Twin Beam lightsource is a standard light source. The Twin Beam contains two 150W, DNF lamps, one primary lamp, the other to serve as a built-in spare lamp. This allows rapid change to the spare ...
Xenon technology achieves a higher efficiency than halogen light sources. Consequently they provide more light....
Medicine Products: