This up-to-the-minute reference explores current trends, disease etiology and associations, novel assessment tools, and modern laboratory tests to promote coordinated treatment of comorbid substance abuse, psychiatric disease, and general medical conditions-recognizing the causal relationship between substance abuse and medical and psychiatric disorders and the effect of addiction on the outcome of individual patient recovery.diseases such as cirrhosis of the liver, stroke, depression, dementia, AIDS, and those of the neurological and cardiovascular systems that are closely related to alcohol and drug abuse
Provides a discussion by Pietro Castelnuovo-Tedesco on the psychodynamic principles that guide the treatment of patients with substance abuse disorders-with or without concurrent medical or psychiatric illnesses!
Reviewing major epidemiological studies on psychiatric comorbidity, Substance Abuse in the Mentally and Physically Disabled addresses
withdrawal symptoms, drug cravings, and agitation in recovery of drug-dependent patients
delay of emotional healing in drug abusers
substance misuse, behavior, and physical health in the elderly
Written by seasoned experts in the field, Substance Abuse in the Mentally and Physically Disabled is a timely and comprehensive tool for psychiatrists, neuropsychiatrists, and neuropsychopharmacologists; psychologists and substance abuse and addiction specialists, social workers, and counselors; primary care physicians; rehabilitation specialists; pharmacologists; behavioral scientists, and medical school and graduate students in these disciplines.
Substance Abuse in the Mentally and Physically Disabled