Acesse: Dually Diagnosed.pdf
Ronaldo Laranjeira, Unidade de Pesquisa em Álcool e Drogas (UNIAD), Universidade Federal
de São Paulo, São Paulo–Brasil.
Substance Abuse and Comorbid Medical and Psychiatric
Disorders. Henry R. Kranzler and Bruce J. Rounsaville (Editors). Marcel Dekker, Inc.
A therapist’s guide to helping the substance abusing, psychologically disturbed patient.Dennis Ortman. Jason Aronson Inc
In the last decade several epidemiological studies, such as the Epidemiological Catchment Area (ECA), the National Comorbidity Survey (NCS) and the British Psychiatric Morbidity Survey, have shown an important association between mental disorder and psychoactive substance use. Clinicians have become increasingly concerned that many of these dually diagnoses patients do not fit very well into standard drug treatment or mental health services. As a consequence, comorbidity, or dual diagnosis, has become one of the most pressing issues facing psychiatrists, drug misuse specialists, researchers, policy makers and service providers. The solution to the problem has been to either create a psychiatric super-speciality to deal with these patients or to improve the ability of staff working in generic mental health and specialist drug services to recognise and manage the most prevalent and treatable comorbid disorders.