Comorbidities of mental and behavioral disorders in chemically dependent patients in different periods of abstinence

7 de outubro de 20121min

Comorbidades de transtorno mental e comportamental em pacientes
dependentes químicos em diferentes períodos de abstinência
Maria de Lourdes Pereira Costa1, Luiz Carlos Marques de Oliveira2

Substance use disorders (SUD), i.e., dependence on or abuse
of a PAS, can be associated with other mental and behavioral
disorders (MBD), which are known as co-occurring, dual
diagnosis or comorbidities. Individuals with SUD associated
with comorbidities of MBD (CMBD) had more severe symptoms,
reported greater suffering and consequently sought
treatment more often, when compared to those without
comorbidities. However, patients with CMBD showed poorer
adherence to treatment, frequent and faster relapses, a
higher occurrence of social problems and decreased treatment
compliance1.

acesse: http://www.ipub.ufrj.br/portal/jbp/61/03/004_JBP_61(3).pdf


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