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Dual Diagnosis : Evaluation, Treatment, Training, and Program Development - Joel Solomon

Dual Diagnosis

Evaluation, Treatment, Training, and Program Development

By: Joel Solomon (Editor), Sheldon Zimberg (Editor), Edward Shollar (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 1993
ISBN: 9780306445439
Number Of Pages: 322

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Patients who have both a psychiatric disorder and a substance abuse problem cause most clinicians to throw up their hands in despair. The clinical problems that these "dual diagnosis" patients present are enorĀ­ mously complex. Diagnostically, how is one to tell if disorders of mood and thinking, for instance, are signs of a mental illness or consequences of substance abuse? How is one to obtain important historic information when the patient may be unable or unwilling to provide it and there are no readily available collateral sources of information? In any case, why bother? Treatments for dually diagnosed patients are ineffective; patients won't stay in treatment; recidivism occurs at a very high rate. To make matters even more difficult, traditional health care reimĀ­ bursement mechanisms do not provide for the multimodality clinical programs and special services needed by the patient who is both mentally ill and a substance abuser. So the clinician needs an effective bureaucratic strategy as well as a treatment strategy. For the most part, clinicians have handled the problem by ignoring it.

Evaluation and Diagnosis of Dual Diagnosis Patients: Introduction and General Concepts of Dual Diagnosis
Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis of Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders
Recognizing Dual Diagnosis Patients in Various Clinical Settings
Treatment of Dual Diagnosis Patients: Management of Acute Problems in the Dually Diagnosis Patient
Long-Term Treatment of the Dual Diagnosed
The Role of Self-Help Groups in the Treatment of the Dual Diagnosis Patient
Countertransference with Dual Diagnosis Patients
Modified Therapeutic Communities for Dual Disorders
Inpatient Treatment for the Dually Diagnosed
Special Considerations for Dually Diagnosed Schizophrenics and their Families
Program Development, Training, and Research in Dual Diagnosis: Program Development
Training Issues in Dual Diagnosis
3 additional articles
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ISBN: 9780306445439
ISBN-10: 0306445433
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 322
Published: 31st December 1993
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.47