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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As Kessler (2004) described, male adolescents with dual diagnosis are those who are most likely to experience externalizing mental disorders.
In subgroup analyses these findings were confirmed for patients with psychiatric disorders only, substance use only, and dual diagnosis.
Our study indicated clear, strong associations between using the services of social workers and the variables dual diagnosis, mental disorder alone, substance use disorder alone, stigma of treatment use, welfare receipt, and coverage of mental health care.
This study has focused on the illness experiences of a small cohort of gay men living with a dual diagnosis of HIV/AIDS and cancer and is therefore limited in its applicability.
Prevalence and implications of maladaptive behavior and dual diagnosis in residential and other service programs.
Tsuang described a study in which he was once involved to illustrate the conundrum and the difficulty in getting a handle on substance abuse in dual diagnosis patients.
The client also meets with the probation officer to begin initial orientation to the Dual Diagnosis Offender Program goals and expectations.
As a result, fewer individuals with a dual diagnosis of mental retardation and mental illness go unnoticed.
Individuals with a dual diagnosis who have a history of drug abuse, alcoholism or eating disorders are cautioned against using certain medications if they can be avoided.
Portsmouth City Council (the ~Authority~) is seeking suitably qualified and experienced providers to tender for the provision of a substance misuse and mental health dual diagnosis supported living service in and around the Portsmouth area.
Some other issues explored include dual diagnosis, creating a treatment plan, legal and insurance issues, and damage control.