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By Cecilia A. Essau

Adolescent habit: Epidemiology, evaluation, and remedy provides a accomplished evaluation of knowledge on adolescent dependancy, together with incidence and co-morbidity charges, danger components to dependancy, and prevention and therapy options. in contrast to different books that can specialize in one particular dependancy, this e-book covers quite a lot of addictions in kids, together with alcohol, hashish, tobacco, consuming, playing, net and games, and intercourse dependancy. meant to be of functional use to clinicians treating adolescent dependancy, the e-book incorporates a wealth of knowledge that may be of use to the researcher besides. a world point of view is provide from foreign individuals, representing the USA, Canada, the united kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia. * complete with the cutting-edge details on very important and the commonest adolescent habit* effortless to appreciate and arranged chapters* Written by means of overseas specialists

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1996). An illustration of why cultural differences must be considered when developing assessments comes from the translation of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview. In some cultures, regular consumption of alcohol is normative. ” (abuse criterion (4)) because any alcohol use was objectionable in that culture (Cottler and Compton, 1993). The instruments with the largest influences on SUD classification to date are reviewed here. The Substance Abuse Module (SAM) was designed to thoroughly assess substance use nomenclature, as well as substance use characteristics that might be useful for clarification or revision of the current nomenclatures (Cottler and Keating, 1990; Cottler and Compton, 1993).

Data from community participants in the same study generated similar kappas for lifetime SUDs. Martin and colleagues (2000) reported inter-rater reliabilities of SCID diagnoses related to use of alcohol, cannabis, sedatives, hallucinogens and inhalants for a sample 38 Ridenour et al. of adolescents (n = 79) recruited from clinics and the general community of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (US). Kappas for substance-related diagnoses were excellent. Diagnostic Interview for Children and Adolescents (DICA) The DICA is a semi-structured diagnostic interview of ICD-10, DSM-III-R and DSM-IV pediatric psychiatric disorders designed for layperson use in largescale epidemiological research (Herjanic and Reich, 1982; Reich, 2000).

The social problems criterion is not the only one that differentiates adolescents from adults. Because they are younger, adolescents have had shorter time periods on average to use substances compared with adults. Thus, it might be hypothesized that fewer adolescents have experienced physiological symptoms. , 2001). Caetano and Babor (2006) demonstrated that at least part of the increased prevalence of physiological criteria in adolescents (compared with adults) could be poor comprehension or naïveté about the symptomotologies of physiological criteria.

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