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[Fitness to drive in spite (because) of THC].
Arch Kriminol 2007 Jul-Aug; 220(1-2):11-9AK

Abstract

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by a lack of concentration and/or an altered activation level. People with ADHD are found to violate traffic regulations, to commit criminal offences and to be involved in traffic accidents more often than the statistical norm. Furthermore, they show more deviant behaviour and have an increased co-morbidity regarding substance abuse and dependence. Hence, this disorder is of some forensic importance. The purpose of this case study is to demonstrate that in some cases people with ADHD may show unusual effects after the consumption of THC. A 28-year-old male, who showed abnormal behaviour and seemed to be significantly maladjusted and inattentive while sober, appeared to be completely normal with a very high plasma level of THC. Performance tests conducted with the test batteries ART2020 and TAP provided average and partly above-average results in functions related to driving. Thus, it has to be taken into account that in persons with ADHD THC may have atypical and even performance-enhancing effects.

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Institut für Rechtsmedizin und Verkehrsmedizin der Universität Heidelberg.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Case Reports
English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

ger

PubMed ID

17879702

Citation

Strohbeck-Kühner, Peter, et al. "[Fitness to Drive in Spite (because) of THC]." Archiv Fur Kriminologie, vol. 220, no. 1-2, 2007, pp. 11-9.
Strohbeck-Kühner P, Skopp G, Mattern R. [Fitness to drive in spite (because) of THC]. Arch Kriminol. 2007;220(1-2):11-9.
Strohbeck-Kühner, P., Skopp, G., & Mattern, R. (2007). [Fitness to drive in spite (because) of THC]. Archiv Fur Kriminologie, 220(1-2), pp. 11-9.
Strohbeck-Kühner P, Skopp G, Mattern R. [Fitness to Drive in Spite (because) of THC]. Arch Kriminol. 2007;220(1-2):11-9. PubMed PMID: 17879702.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Fitness to drive in spite (because) of THC]. AU - Strohbeck-Kühner,Peter, AU - Skopp,Gisela, AU - Mattern,Rainer, PY - 2007/9/21/pubmed PY - 2007/12/6/medline PY - 2007/9/21/entrez SP - 11 EP - 9 JF - Archiv fur Kriminologie JO - Arch Kriminol VL - 220 IS - 1-2 N2 - Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by a lack of concentration and/or an altered activation level. People with ADHD are found to violate traffic regulations, to commit criminal offences and to be involved in traffic accidents more often than the statistical norm. Furthermore, they show more deviant behaviour and have an increased co-morbidity regarding substance abuse and dependence. Hence, this disorder is of some forensic importance. The purpose of this case study is to demonstrate that in some cases people with ADHD may show unusual effects after the consumption of THC. A 28-year-old male, who showed abnormal behaviour and seemed to be significantly maladjusted and inattentive while sober, appeared to be completely normal with a very high plasma level of THC. Performance tests conducted with the test batteries ART2020 and TAP provided average and partly above-average results in functions related to driving. Thus, it has to be taken into account that in persons with ADHD THC may have atypical and even performance-enhancing effects. SN - 0003-9225 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17879702/abstract/[Fitness_to_drive_in_spite_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -