Mali Bharatkumar, Nilesh Naphade, Vinit Sanjeev
Abstract: This study aims to estimate the prevalence of adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) amongst patients with Substance Use Disorders. assessing quality of life with substance use disorders. 200 patients with substance use disorders were assessed on Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS-V1.1), Adult ADHD Quality of Life Questionnaire (AAQoL), DAST 10, Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) scale. The prevalence of Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder with Substance Use Disorders was more in younger age group with male predominance. The quality of life among Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder patients who screened positive was worse compared to other patients. Regular screening with scales such as ASRS symptom checklist enables detection of this condition. If this co-morbid condition is identified, then it should be treated appropriately.
Keywords: ADHD, Substance use disorder, Prevalence, Quality of life