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Implications of Epidemiological Data for Identifying Persons with Substance Use and Other Mental Disorders.
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PMID:  22332851     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The authors conducted systematic searches in standard databases using key search terms related to epidemiology, prevalence, and co-occurring substance use and other mental disorders (COD), as well as specific combinations of drug and mental disorders. The authors targeted high-quality, large sample epidemiological surveys so as to utilize studies of high methodological rigor in the construction of recommendations for clinical identification. Further refined searches to identify these studies revealed common themes and related research gaps. Findings suggest that clinicians should have increased expectation that a patient with a substance use disorder (SUD) has a co-occurring mental disorder if the SUD is relatively severe, if the patient began using substances (including tobacco) at an early age, is female, is dependent on nicotine, or has a drug use disorder. Patients identified as having at least one SUD and one co-occurring mental disorder should be assessed to identify other likely CODs, because disorders are not normally distributed and tend to cluster in relatively few individuals. (Am J Addict 2012;21:97-103).
Authors:
Richard N Rosenthal; Edward V Nunes; Charlene E Le Fauve
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal on addictions / American Academy of Psychiatrists in Alcoholism and Addictions     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1521-0391     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-2-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9208821     Medline TA:  Am J Addict     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  97-103     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry.
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, New York Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, New York Division on Substance Abuse, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York Co-Occurring and Homeless Activities Branch, Division of State and Community Assistance, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, Maryland.
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