Dual Diagnosis and Treatment: Substance Abuse and Comorbid Medical and Psychiatric Disorders

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Henry R. Kranzler, Bruce J. Rounsaville
Marcel Dekker, 1998 - Psychology - 584 pages
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Divided into two parts, this volume provides current information relevant to both the clinician and the investigator interested in the empirical and theoretical dimensions of comorbidity. The first section, comprising four chapters, is devoted to basic issues of epidemiology, genetics, diagnosis, and treatment. It provides the scientific and methodological underpinnings for ongoing developments in the clinical care of patients with dual diagnosis. The second section, containing 12 chapters, focuses on specific comorbid disorders in the large, heterogeneous population of patients with comorbid substance-use and psychiatric or medical disorders. Each of the chapters in this section discusses in detail the diagnostic process relevant to the specific comorbid disorders addressed in that chapter, as well as reviewing options for the treatment of dual diagnosis. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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d Comorbidity of Alcohol Drug and Psychiatric Disorders
1
Models of Transmission of Substance Use and Comorbid
31
Alcoholism and Anxiety Disorders
51
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Henry R. Kranzler, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry, Associate Scientific Director of the Alcohol Research Center, and Assistant Dean for Clinical Research at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut.

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