Dual diagnosis in primary care. Detecting and treating both the addiction and mental illness
Department of Psychiatry
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
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.
Med Clin North Am. 1997 Jul;81(4):1017-36.
The Medical clinics of North America
Ziedonis, Douglas M. and Brady, Kathleen, "Dual diagnosis in primary care. Detecting and treating both the addiction and mental illness" (1997). Psychiatry Publications and Presentations. 172.