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 enor 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 reim 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.
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Table of ContentsEvaluation and Diagnosis of Dual Diagnosis Patients: Introduction and General Concepts of Dual Diagnosis; S. Zimberg. Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis of Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders; M. First, M.M. Gladis. Recognizing Dual Diagnosis Patients in Various Clinical Settings; M. Fayne. Treatment of Dual Diagnosis Patients: Management of Acute Problems in the Dually Diagnosis Patient; J. Solomon. Long-Term Treatment of the Dual Diagnosed; E. Sholler. The Role of Self-Help Groups in the Treatment of the Dual Diagnosis Patient; P. Zaslav. Countertransference with Dual Diagnosis Patients; M. O'Neill. Modified Therapeutic Communities for Dual Disorders; G. De Leon. Inpatient Treatment for the Dually Diagnosed; M. Galanter, et al. Special Considerations for Dually Diagnosed Schizophrenics and their Families; D. Hien. Program Development, Training, and Research in Dual Diagnosis: Program Development; J. Kasten. Training Issues in Dual Diagnosis; M. O'Neill. 3 additional articles. Index.