Dual Diagnosis and Treatment: Substance Abuse and Comorbid Medical and Psychiatric Disorders

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The concepts of comorbidity and dual diagnosis have become increasingly important in the treatment of substance use disorders. In fact, it is in the diagnosis and treatment of comorbid psychiatric and medical disorders that psychiatrists can make a special contribution to substance abuse patients. Dual Diagnosis and Treatment: Substance Abuse and Comorbid Medical and Psychiatric Disorders is a new book that provides comprehensive and scientifically based information in this important area.

J Clin Psychiatry 1998;59(11):625 [book review]