Diagnostic Dilemmas in Comorbidity
Hides, Leanne (2013) Diagnostic Dilemmas in Comorbidity. In Miller, William (Ed.) Interventions for Addiction: Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders, Volume 3. Academic Press, Oxford, England, United Kingdom, pp. 309-315.
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This high prevalence of comorbid mental health and substance use disorders makes the accurate diagnosis of comorbid disorders an important clinical priority. However, the presence of comorbid disorders creates a number of diagnostic dilemmas, which have hindered our understanding of the comorbid disorders. This chapter discusses these diagnostic dilemmas, including issues with the reliability, validity and clinical utility of current systems of psychiatric nomenclature’s approach to diagnosing comorbid disorders. A number of alternative models for understanding comorbid disorders are briefly discussed, followed by suggestions for how research can improve our understanding of comorbid disorders.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||Comorbidity, Mental Health,, Drug Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Diagnosis, Classification, Nosology, Validity, Reliability|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 Elsevier.|
|Deposited On:||08 Jan 2013 23:22|
|Last Modified:||14 Dec 2015 05:25|
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