The classic textthoroughly updated for 2002!
Managing the Dually Diagnosed Patient: Current Issues and Clinical Approaches, Second Edition provides a wealth of useful information on effectively treating substance abusers who also suffer from mental illness. This second edition is updated to apply the latest information on the assessment, treatment, and management of co-existing disorders. It includes new information on special treatment considerations for women and adolescents and examines the restrictions placed on treatment in the age of managed care.
Certain to enhance your knowledge about a highly misunderstood population, this updated volume addresses the theoretical, conceptual, and practical issues involved in caring for dually diagnosed patients. Treatment professionals from hospitals, medical schools, addiction treatment programs, and dual disorder units come together to examine the critical issues in the assessment and treatment of dually diagnosed individuals and offer an up-to-date review of the latest knowledge in research and rehabilitation.
Managing the Dually Diagnosed Patient: Current Issues and Clinical Approaches, Second Edition delivers up-to-date information on:
- substance abuse and psychopathology
- psychodiagnostic assessment
- training issues for dealing with comorbidity
- how collaboration with other helping professionals can improve your treatment of dually diagnosed patients
- understanding and treating the psychiatric problems common within chemically dependent populations-affective disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and schizophrenia
This updated volume contains new case studies, treatment protocols, and a comprehensive overview of the existing literature on dual diagnosis assessment and treatment that integrates practical clinical considerations and approaches based on the authors’extensive experience. Add it to your reference shelf today!