DÄ internationalArchive44/2008Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Adulthood: ADHD and Consumption of THC

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Adulthood: ADHD and Consumption of THC

Dtsch Arztebl Int 2008; 105(44): 765. DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2008.0765b
by Dr. med. Alexandra Philipsen, Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Bernd Heßlinger, Prof. Dr. med. Ludger Tebartz van Elst in volume 17/2008

Uhlig, G

LNSLNS In my everyday activities as an assessor, I often have dealings with young adults who have ADHD and consume tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). I therefore always test for drugs or cannabis in ADHD. I firmly believe that in those who regularly consume THC, their ADHD cannot be improved; and questioning or testing patients makes sense. Some young adults have been prescribed methylphenidate and consume THC on top of that. I would be delighted if you emphasized more strongly the contraindication to prescribing methylphenidate in patients with drug addiction-prescribing physicians should perform regular drug screening tests before issuing the prescription and during treatment with methylphenidate.
DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2008.0765b


Gisela Uhlig
Sudetenring 127
63303 Dreieich, Germany

Conflict of interest statement
The author declares that no conflict of interest exists according to the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.
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