Co-Occurring Alcohol Use Disorder and Schizophrenia

Drake, Robert E.; Mueser, Kim T.
June 2002
Alcohol Research & Health;2002, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p99
Academic Journal
Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is the most common co-occurring disorder in people with schizophrenia. Both biological factors and psychosocial factors are thought to contribute to this co-occurrence. Schizophrenia patients with AUD are more likely to have social, legal, and medical problems, compared with other people with schizophrenia. AUD also complicates the course and treatment of schizophrenia.


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