• Summary
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Dual Diagnosis presents a model that integrates theory and research from substance abuse and mental health as well as proposing simultaneous integrated treatment in a single setting. Building upon a solid theoretical and research foundation, the book discusses the unique problems and treatment methods tailored for specific mental illnesses when combined with substance abuse, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, major personality disorders, and anxiety disorders.

Primary Substance Abuse Disorders
Primary substance abuse disorders

Much of the previous discussion of dual diagnosis has focused on the complicating impact of substance use by persons having mental disorders. This chapter focuses on the treatment of persons whose substance abuse is the major and/or initially occurring disorder.

Definition

Although the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) (American Psychiatric Association [APA], 1994) section on substance-related disorders includes side effects of a medication and toxin exposure, this chapter addresses only the substance use disorders, that is, those disorders related to ongoing current use of drugs, whether prescription, over-the-counter, illegal street drugs or legally available ones such as alcohol and inhalants. The DSM-IV includes two categories of substance use disorders: substance dependence and substance abuse.

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