Psychological characteristics of heroin-dependent and non-opioid-substance-dependent adolescents in community drug treatment services

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/318814
Title:
Psychological characteristics of heroin-dependent and non-opioid-substance-dependent adolescents in community drug treatment services
Authors:
Keane, Lisa; Ducray, Kevin; Smyth, Bobby P.
Affiliation:
Trinity College Dublin
Citation:
Keane L, Ducray K, Smyth L. Psychological characteristics of heroin-dependent and non-opioid-substance-dependent adolescents in community drug treatment services. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse. 2014, 23 (4):205
Publisher:
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse
Journal:
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse
Issue Date:
May-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/318814
DOI:
10.1080/1067828X.2013.786924
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1067828X.2013.786924
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
By examining measures of psychological distress in heroin-dependent (HD) and non-opioid-substance-dependent (NOSD) adolescents, this study attempts to ascertain whether mental health symptoms differ according to drug use predilection or gender. The Beck Youth Inventory scores of 52 HD young people and 68 NOSD youths were retrospectively reviewed. HD adolescents demonstrated poorer self-concept as well as greater anxiety, depression, and disruptive behavior than the NOSD group. Female HD adolescents reported more mental health problems related to self-concept and disruptive behaviors than male HD adolescents. While causation cannot be stipulated, this study points to the complexity of mental health needs in adolescent drug users.
ISSN:
1067-828X; 1547-0652

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKeane, Lisaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDucray, Kevinen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSmyth, Bobby P.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-04T15:32:29Z-
dc.date.available2014-06-04T15:32:29Z-
dc.date.issued2014-05-
dc.identifier.citationKeane L, Ducray K, Smyth L. Psychological characteristics of heroin-dependent and non-opioid-substance-dependent adolescents in community drug treatment services. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse. 2014, 23 (4):205en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1067-828X-
dc.identifier.issn1547-0652-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/1067828X.2013.786924-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/318814-
dc.descriptionBy examining measures of psychological distress in heroin-dependent (HD) and non-opioid-substance-dependent (NOSD) adolescents, this study attempts to ascertain whether mental health symptoms differ according to drug use predilection or gender. The Beck Youth Inventory scores of 52 HD young people and 68 NOSD youths were retrospectively reviewed. HD adolescents demonstrated poorer self-concept as well as greater anxiety, depression, and disruptive behavior than the NOSD group. Female HD adolescents reported more mental health problems related to self-concept and disruptive behaviors than male HD adolescents. While causation cannot be stipulated, this study points to the complexity of mental health needs in adolescent drug users.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJournal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuseen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1067828X.2013.786924en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuseen_GB
dc.titlePsychological characteristics of heroin-dependent and non-opioid-substance-dependent adolescents in community drug treatment servicesen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTrinity College Dublinen_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuseen_GB
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