Title

Dual diagnosis in primary care. Detecting and treating both the addiction and mental illness

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Date

7-1-1997

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Anxiety Disorders; Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity; Depressive Disorder; Diagnosis, Differential; Eating Disorders; Humans; *Mental Disorders; Personality Disorders; Primary Health Care; Psychotic Disorders; Somatoform Disorders; *Substance-Related Disorders; United States

Disciplines

Psychiatry

Abstract

The initial phase of treatment includes engaging the patient in a discussion about the doctor's concerns and providing patients with information about the problems as well as the possibility of change. Treatment of dual disorders often requires a heightened awareness of the consequences of the problem and the development of a realistic plan for change. The treatment plan must attempt to evaluate and treat the addiction and the psychiatric and medical illnesses.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Med Clin North Am. 1997 Jul;81(4):1017-36.

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

9222266