Likelihood of substance abuse for dyslexics may be influenced by socioeconomic background and metacognition
journal contributionposted on 04.04.2019, 10:01 by Thom WilcocksonThom Wilcockson, Colleen M. McElhatton, Angela J. Fawcett
Research into the relationship between dyslexia and substance abuse has led to inconsistent findings. Some research papers suggest that dyslexics are at increased risk of substance abuse (and related) problems, whilst some research would suggest the contrary. We suggest that these different observations can be accounted for by socioeconomic background and the effect of this on metacognition. There are also an increased number of other factors which may predominantly affect people from low socioeconomic backgrounds which could exacerbate substance abuse.
TW is supported in part by an EPSRC grant (EP/M006255/1).
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