Clinical Challenges in the Treatment of Patients With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse

Ingo Schäfer; Lisa M. Najavits


Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2007;20(6):614-618. 

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Comorbid PTSD/SUD represents a frequent diagnostic combination that severely affects course and outcome. More research is needed on a variety of issues, including the ways in which the two disorders influence one another and the special clinical needs of such patients. Given the high prevalence of PTSD/SUD comorbidity, it is important to further develop and evaluate treatment approaches appropriate for this vulnerable population and implement them into routine practice.


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