Dual diagnosis of substance abuse and severe mental illness: The scope of the problem

Peter F Buckley

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Abstract

Mental illness and substance use co-occur at an alarmingly high rate. Causes of this comorbidity may include self-medication, genetic vulnerability, environment or lifestyle, underlying shared origins, and/or a common neural substrate. The consequences of dual diagnosis include poor medication compliance, physical comorbidities and poor health, poor self-care, increased suicide risk or aggression, increased sexual behavior, and a higher risk of incarceration. Appropriate screening, assessment, and integrated (mental health and addiction) services for dual diagnosis are key components of care for this complex patient group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-62
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Dual Diagnosis
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 22 2007

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Dual (Psychiatry) Diagnosis
Substance-Related Disorders
Comorbidity
Self Medication
Medication Adherence
Mental Health Services
Self Care
Aggression
Sexual Behavior
Suicide
Life Style
Patient Care
Health

Keywords

  • Comorbidity
  • Mental illness
  • Substance abuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Dual diagnosis of substance abuse and severe mental illness : The scope of the problem. / Buckley, Peter F.

In: Journal of Dual Diagnosis, Vol. 3, No. 2, 22.03.2007, p. 59-62.

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