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ERIC Number: EJ794292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
Licit and Illicit Use of Medications for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Undergraduate College Students
Advokat, Claire D.; Guidry, Devan; Martino, Leslie
Journal of American College Health, v56 n6 p601-606 May-Jun 2008
Objective: The authors studied the relationship between a diagnosis of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), grade point average (GPA), and licit and illicit drug use. Participants and Methods: They obtained survey data from a convenience sample of undergraduates in a large southern public university. Results: Among 1,550 respondents, 163 (10.5%) reported an ADHD diagnosis (ADHD Group). Of those without an ADHD diagnosis, 591 (43%) reported using prescription stimulants illicitly (No ADHD, Illicit Use group), and 794 (57%) reported not using prescription drugs illicitly (No ADHD, No Illicit Use group). The GPA of the ADHD group was significantly lower than the GPA of the other 2 groups. The ADHD group and the No ADHD, Illicit Use group reported significantly greater use of all other drugs than did the No ADHD, No Illicit Use group. Conclusions: Drug use was associated with a lower GPA in ADHD-diagnosed students than in students without ADHD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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