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Dual diagnosis affects prognosis in patients with drug dependence in integrative care setting

  title={Dual diagnosis affects prognosis in patients with drug dependence in integrative care setting},
  author={Samartzis Lampros},
  journal={Health science journal},
Background:Dual diagnosis is a special case of psychiatric comorbidity in which the drug dependent patient also qualifies for other than dependence co-occurring mental health disorder. This old term is still maintained in bibliography in order to underline the difficulties in treating these patients. Dual diagnosis was found to negatively affect prognosis in patients with drug dependence. Nowadays, the treatment model for dual diagnosis has transformed its focus, from treating each disorder in… 

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