Comorbidity of Substance Use and Axis I Psychiatric Disorders

Kathleen T. Brady, MD, PhD


Medscape Psychiatry & Mental Health eJournal. 1998;3(4) 

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Evidence from multiple lines of investigation indicates that substance use disorders and psychiatric disorders commonly co-occur. This co-occurrence presents challenges for diagnosis as well as for optimal patient management. Recent studies provide helpful information concerning diagnosis and pharmacotherapeutic and psychotherapeutic treatment strategies tailored for this population, but much work remains to be done.


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