Comorbidity of Alcoholism and Psychiatric Disorders: An Overview

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About the Course:

This review examines the prevalence of alcohol abuse and dependence with other psychiatric disorders and the patterns of treatment among comorbid patients. It also describes how treatment approaches can be integrated for patients with these comorbid disorders and offers suggestions for future directions in treatment research.


National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

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Ismene L. Petrakis, M.D., Gerardo Gonzalez, M.D., Robert Rosenheck, M.D., and John H. Krystal, M.D.

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Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about comorbidity of alcoholism and psychiatric disorders. It is appropriate for intermediate to advanced levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the comorbidity of alcoholism and psychiatric disorders.

  2. Identify the rates of psychiatric disorders in patients with alcohol use disorders.

  3. Explain the pharmocologic treatment of comorbidity.

Article: Comorbidity of Alcoholism and Psychiatric Disorders

This public domain article is reproduced from the NIAAA website.

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Course Number: 101392
Total Credit Hours: 1cr
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
Format: Online Article
4.4 out of 5
Popularity: 83 members have taken this course