Dual Diagnosis: Substance Misuse and Psychiatric Disorders

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G. Hussein Rassool
Wiley, Jan 21, 2002 - Medical - 244 pages
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Dual diagnosis is the concurrent existence of substance misuse and psychiatric disorders in an individual. There has been an increase in the number of people being dual diagnosed and this impacts psychiatry services in primary care and general hospital settings. This book will provide practitioners with a comprehensive text on the contemporary issues of working with dual diagnosis patients from both clinical and theoretical perspectives.

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Hussein Rassool is Professor of Addiction and Mental Health, Department of Psychiatric Nursing and Human Sciences, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and author of previous texts on "Addiction nursing," "Dual diagnosis," and "Substance use and abuse,

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