Public Lecture | ADHD and Comorbid Substance Use, Gambling and Gaming Disorder

25th October 2021, 18:00-19:30
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Date: Monday 25th October 2021
Time: 18:00 – 19:30
Location: Conference Hall, Europa Point Campus

Join us on campus for this free public lecture about the prevalence of comorbid ADHD and substance use, gambling and gaming disorders.

In the general population, about 4-6% of the people have an addiction and 1-3% of the people have adult ADHD. However, of people in the general population with addiction, about 13-15% also have adult ADHD. Of all people seeking treatment for an addiction, 15-25% also have adult ADHD. Finally, of all youngsters with ADHD, 30-50% develops an addiction.

In the first part of this presentation, I will present what is known about the prevalence, aetiology and treatment of comorbid ADHD and substance use disorders, and in the second part, I will summarise the little that is known about the comorbidity between ADHD and gambling and gaming disorders. In the final part of my presentation, I will discuss the directions for future research

This event is brought to you by the University of Gibraltar’s Centre of Excellence in Responsible Gaming. The Centre of Excellence in Responsible Gaming (CERG) is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research institute that aims to study the etiological factors of addictive disorders and contribute to their effective prevention and treatment.

About the speaker

Wim van den Brink (1952) received his medical degree in 1981 from the Free University in Amsterdam. After his training as a psychiatric epidemiologist in Groningen (1983-1986) and New York (1986-1987), he received his PhD degree from the State University of Groningen in 1989. Since 1992 he is full professor of Addiction Psychiatry at the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam. In 2014 he received the lifetime achievement award for science from the Netherlands Association of Psychiatry and in 2015 he was granted the status of honourable member of the Spanish Society for Dual disorders.

Wim van den Brink, MD PhD










Important COVID-19 information 

In order to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission, the University of Gibraltar follows the guidance of Public Health Gibraltar for all events. As a result, ticket holders for this event need to be either fully vaccinated with two doses or have had a negative COVID test within the previous 24 hours in order to attend the event. Read full advice here.

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