Epidemiology of psychological development disorders in adolescents: use of alcohol and other drugs

  • Fábio Vinícius Rocha Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais.
  • Roberto Lazzarini de Oliveira Universidade Federal de São João Del Rei.
  • Daniella Almeida Silva Brum Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais.
  • Ricardo Bezerra Cavalcante Universidade Federal de São João Del Rei.
  • Richardson Miranda Machado Universidade Federal de São João Del Rei.

Abstract

Objective: to identify the personal and clinical characteristics of adolescents alcohol and other drugs’ users with Psychological Development Disorders.  Methods: this retrospective study analyzes the care of the Psychosocial Care III Center. Results: from the 415 adolescents treated, 52.3% were female; 89.9% were between 12 to 14 years old, 51.6% attended by court order, 28.2% had “Unspecified Disorder of Psychological Development”; 32.3% used multiple drugs. Being between 12 and 14 years of age meant 2.5 and 1.5 times more risk of having Psychological Development Disorders, respectively. Cocaine/crack users were more likely (4.27 times) to receive the diagnosis of “Psychoactive Substance Use.” Conclusion: adolescents are treated in accordance with the law, which requires treatment for social living inadequacies due to high use of cannabinoids, and there is a difficulty of professionals in treating Psychological Development Disorders.


Author Biographies

Fábio Vinícius Rocha, Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais.
Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais. Divinópolis, MG, Brazil.
Roberto Lazzarini de Oliveira, Universidade Federal de São João Del Rei.
Universidade Federal de São João Del Rei. Divinópolis, MG, Brazil.
Daniella Almeida Silva Brum, Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais.
Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais. Divinópolis, MG, Brazil.
Ricardo Bezerra Cavalcante, Universidade Federal de São João Del Rei.
Universidade Federal de São João Del Rei. Divinópolis, MG, Brazil.
Richardson Miranda Machado, Universidade Federal de São João Del Rei.
Universidade Federal de São João Del Rei. Divinópolis, MG, Brazil.
Published
2015-02-11
Section
Research Article