Utilization of psychosocial treatments by patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder and substance dependence
Department of Psychiatry
Adult; Aftercare; *Alcoholics Anonymous; Alcoholism; Bipolar Disorder; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Humans; Male; Patient Acceptance of Health Care; *Psychotherapy; Recurrence; Substance-Related Disorders
Mental and Social Health | Mental Disorders | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology | Substance Abuse and Addiction
We investigated psychosocial treatment interventions, mood symptoms, and substance use among 24 patients with bipolar disorder and substance dependence. Patients were assessed for 6 months following hospital discharge. Psychotherapy and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) attendance decreased over time. Moreover, the focus of patients' psychotherapy changed over time, with decreasing emphasis on the patients' specific disorders. Mood symptoms and substance use did not change significantly over time, although there was a trend toward more frequent drug use over time. These findings point to infrequent utilization over time of psychosocial treatments focusing specifically on bipolar and substance use disorder.
DOI of Published Version
Am J Addict. 2000 Fall;9(4):314-20. DOI: 10.1080/105504900750047364
The American journal on addictions / American Academy of Psychiatrists in Alcoholism and Addictions
Weiss, Roger D.; Kolodziej, Monika E.; Najavits, Lisa M.; Greenfield, Shelly F.; and Fucito, Lisa M., "Utilization of psychosocial treatments by patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder and substance dependence" (2000). Psychiatry Publications and Presentations. 613.