Comorbidity of Alcoholism and Psychiatric Disorders

Petrakis, Ismene L.; Gonzalez, Gerardo; Rosenheck, Robert; Krystal, John H.
June 2002
Alcohol Research & Health;2002, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p81
Academic Journal
People with alcohol use disorders often have co-occurring psychiatric disorders, but they frequently do not receive specialized substance abuse treatment that addresses both conditions. Although pharmacological and psychosocial treatments for alcohol use disorders and psychiatric disorders can be integrated to help these patients, relatively few clinical studies have tested these types of treatments. As mental health and substance abuse facilities expand their services for patients with dual disorders, further research is needed to guide the treatment of this patient population.


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