Assessment of co-occurring addictive and other mental disorder
Kavanagh, David J. & Connolly, Jennifer M. (2009) Assessment of co-occurring addictive and other mental disorder. In Miller, Peter M. (Ed.) Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment. Elsevier/Academic Press, Burlington, pp. 89-117.
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* Co-occurring addictive and other mental disorders (AMDs) are common, especially in treatment services, so screening for substance use and mental health symptoms should be routine.-----
* Low levels of substance use or psychological problems can have a substantial impact if a companion disorder is severe or if functioning is poor. Screening should not exclusively focus on severe disorder.-----
* AMDs are often more than dual, involving multiple substances and mental disorders, and complex life problems. Comprehensive management requires a wide-ranging assessment.-----
* Symptoms of disorders often overlap, and a confident diagnosis often requires repeated or retrospective assessments.-----
* AMDs sometimes occur in primary–secondary relationships, but often are mutually interacting, and their relationships may change over time. Treatment planning requires consideration of current and future relationships between problems.-----
* Several screening instruments have demonstrated utility in detecting AMDs. Detection of substance use can sometimes be increased by the use of biomedical assays or collateral reports, but more accurate self-reports can often be obtained in AMD populations, provided that trust is developed.-----
* The range and extent of problems in these populations often appear daunting. A review of strengths is important to maintaining the motivation and confidence of both clients and practitioners.-----
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||Addictive and other mental disorders (AMDs), Substance abuse, Mental disorders, Treatment planning, Screening instruments|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified (111799)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 Elsevier/Academic Press|
|Deposited On:||16 Jun 2009 07:51|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:07|
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