Substance Use Disorders

Paperback | October 22, 2013

byAntoine Douaihy, Daley Dennis

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Substance use disorders (SUDs) are common among many patients with medical and psychiatric disorders. Professionals from all medical and behavioral health disciplines must address SUDs to provide optimal care to patients. Failure to do so may contribute to morbidity and mortality in cases ofmore severe substance dependence.This new volume in the Pittsburgh Pocket Psychiatry series provides a comprehensive overview of substance use disorders for medical students and psychiatric residents. It is aimed particularly at increasing student's knowledge and skills in addressing SUDs. The handy pocket-sized book focuses onthose substances used, abused and leading to addiction and the clinical implications of SUDs. Epidemiology, etiology, classifications of SUDs, screening and assessment, and pharmacotherapy and psychosocial interventions are discussed alongside case histories illustrating the material covered.Questions for the reader stimulate thinking about specific cases and how the medical student or resident can help patients with SUDs.Additional chapters focus on problems caused or worsened by SUDs such as Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS and co-occurring psychiatric disorders. Relapse and recovery are also explored given many patients with substance dependence relapse. Adolescents with SUDs, prevention and harm reduction interventions arealso reviewed.The concept of rom SUDs is incorporated in many of the chapters. Medical, psychological, family and cultural aspects of addiction and recovery are addressed, providing the reader with a broad framework for understanding and helping patients with SUDs, as well as their families. An extensive list ofonline resources is provided that includes mutual support programs as well as professionals and organizations who offer helpful materials and programs for patients with SUDs. Contributing authors represent medicine, psychiatry, social work, psychology in diverse treatment settings. Many authors are also researchers and all are educators involved in mentoring medical students, residents, fellows and other health care professionals.

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Substance use disorders (SUDs) are common among many patients with medical and psychiatric disorders. Professionals from all medical and behavioral health disciplines must address SUDs to provide optimal care to patients. Failure to do so may contribute to morbidity and mortality in cases ofmore severe substance dependence.This new vol...

Antoine Douaihy, M.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Director, Addiction Medicine Services in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dennis C. Daley, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Social Work in Addiction Medicine Services in the Department of Psychiatry at the Universi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 7.09 × 3.9 × 0.79 inPublished:October 22, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199898162

ISBN - 13:9780199898169

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1. Epidemiology and Diagnostic Classification of Substance Use Disorders2. Neurobiology of Substance Use Disorders3. Psychological Aspects of Substance Use Disorders, Treatment, and Recovery4. Socio-environmental Aspects of Substance Use Disorders5. Substances of Abuse and Their Clinical Implications6. Screening, Diagnostic Approaches and Essential Elements of Treatment for Substance Use Disorders7. Pharmacotherapy of Substance Use Disorders8. Psychosocial Interventions for Substance Use Disorders9. Relapse Prevention10. Hepatitis C Virus, HIV/AIDS and Substance Use Disorders11. Co-occurring Disorders12. Adolescent Substance Use Disorders13. Prevention and Harm Reduction InterventionsOnline Resources List for Substance Use Disorders and Co-Occurring Disorders