Dual Diagnosis - Chapter 34: Issues in CoOccurring...

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Copyright © 2008 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Chapter 34: Issues in Co-Occurring  Disorders
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Copyright © 2008 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Co-Occurring Disorders  Co-occurring disorders refers to the presence of co-morbid  mental illness and a substance use disorder in the same  person  Mental illness and substance use disorder are each a  primary mental disorder The goal of treatment for patients with co-occurring  disorders is a comprehensive recovery plan for the complex  problems presented
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Copyright © 2008 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Substance Use, Mental Disorders, and Relapse  A frequent problem of this group is relapse
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Copyright © 2008 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Epidemiology 50% percent of the mentally ill also have a substance abuse  problem   37% of alcohol abusers and 53% of drug users also have at  least one serious mental illness Of all people diagnosed with a mental disorder, 29% either  abuse drugs or alcohol Antisocial personality disorders, bipolar depression,   conduct disorders, oppositional-defiant disorders, and  attention-deficit disorders are strongly associated with  substance abuse disorders 
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Copyright © 2008 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Etiology Mental disorder precedes the substance abuse Substances of abuse are used to self-medicate the  underlying mental disorders Substance abuse disorder appears first and leads to the  mental disorder Substance may change the neurotransmission in the  brain, resulting in mental disorder
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Dual Diagnosis - Chapter 34: Issues in CoOccurring...

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