Department of Psychiatry
Health Services Research | Mental and Social Health | Mental Disorders | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology | Substance Abuse and Addiction
Co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorder (SUD) is common, affects multiple domains of functioning, and presents complex challenges to recovery. Initial research indicates that individuals with physical disabilities experience higher rates of lifetime trauma and PTSD, and exhibit more severe SUD compared to non-disabled individuals. To expand upon these initial findings, we conducted a series of two studies on PTSD and SUD among individuals with physical disabilities.
posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance use disorder (SUD), comorbidity, disabled, individuals with physical disabilities
Anderson, Melissa L.; Ziedonis, Douglas M.; and Najavits, Lisa M., "PTSD/SUD in Individuals with Physical Disabilities: Identifying Problems and Promising Interventions" (2014). Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations. 667.