dual diagnosis


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The simultaneous presence of two mental health related conditions—e.g., a developmental and a mental disorder, learning disability and substance abuse, depression and substance abuse, etc.

dual diagnosis

Neurology A diagnosis of an emotional disorder and a developmental delay, drug and alcohol use or a mental illness in the same person

dual diagnosis

The presence of mental illness in a patient with a history of concurrent substance abuse.
See also: diagnosis
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Therefore, child and adolescent psychiatric emergency services could play a key part in managing adolescent dual diagnosis patients by fulfilling three functions.
Cheng and Lo reported that older teens and boys are more likely to receive a dual diagnosis, but girls, with a dual diagnosis, are more likely to be institutionalized than boys are.
The characteristics of the 15 participants with dual diagnosis (33.
Similar significant associations with service patterns were confirmed for psychiatric illness and dual diagnosis but were not all confirmed for substance use disorders due in part to small samples.
Dual diagnosis indicated a person diagnosed in adulthood with both substance dependence or abuse (the substance being nicotine, alcohol, or other drugs) and a mental disorder.
The following contextualizes the history of dual diagnosis by introducing two key factors in contemporary discourse.
Many of the youth presenting at a tertiary level with a dual diagnosis are reported to have been unable to access substance treatment centres easily because of their co-existing psychiatric disorder.
For those with a dual diagnosis, the alcohol and/or drugs are fuelling the mental illness and for mental services not to respond to them doesn't seem humane.
I have visited a number of corrections-based therapeutic programs across the nation, and the dual diagnosis program at WHV is one of the very best I've seen," Covington said.
Incorporating case studies, the 17 contributions to the textbook illustrate how to work with people who hear voices or have strange thoughts, and those with borderline personality disorders, depression, anxiety, and dual diagnosis.
Patients with hiatal hernia and atrial fibrillation were a mean of 73 years old at the time of their dual diagnosis, compared with 61 years for those with either diagnosis alone.
Dual diagnosis and integrated treatment of mental illness and substance abuse.