Clinical presentations and diagnostic issues in dual diagnosis disorders.

@article{Morojele2012ClinicalPA,
  title={Clinical presentations and diagnostic issues in dual diagnosis disorders.},
  author={Neo K. Morojele and Amina Saban and Soraya Seedat},
  journal={Current opinion in psychiatry},
  year={2012},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={181-6}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The co-occurrence of mental disorders and substance use disorders (SUDs) is very common, and associated with substantial psychiatric morbidity, functional and quality of life impairments, and societal costs. However, dual disorders are often underdetected, misdiagnosed and inadequately treated in both substance abuse and mental health settings. RECENT FINDINGS Individuals with dual or multiple disorders generally have worse clinical features and long-term outcomes than those… CONTINUE READING