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Dual diagnosis

What is dual diagnosis? This may be a primary diagnosis of major mental illness with a subsequent diagnosis of substance use which affects mental health adversely such as cannabis use on top of schizophrenia. Conversely, there may be primary diagnosis…

Multiple need

Positive practice guide for working with people who use drugs and alcohol (2012) (PDF) DrugScope lobbied the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme to increase its involvement with people with drug and alcohol problems. This resulted in the publication of…

What is dual diagnosis?

This term is used to describe people who are diagnosed as having problematic drug use and a serious mental illness, particularly a psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia. This might involve a primary diagnosis of serious mental illness with a subsequent…