Chapter 1. Definition, Recognition and Assessment

  1. Dr Peter Phillips PhD, MSc, RMN, PGCAP, FHEA senior lecturer honorary lecturer member specialist1,
  2. Dr Olive McKeown PhD, MSc, Dip N, CELTT, Cert Obst, RMN, RGN visiting lecturer specialist lecturer practitioner senior lecturer2 and
  3. Tom Sandford BSc (Hons), Dip N, RGN, RMN executive director policy adviser regional director general manager Head member3
  1. Dr Olive McKeown PhD, MSc, Dip N, CELTT, Cert Obst, RMN, RGN visiting lecturer specialist lecturer practitioner senior lecturer

Published Online: 9 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314571.ch1

Dual Diagnosis: Practice in Context

Dual Diagnosis: Practice in Context

How to Cite

McKeown, O. (2009) Definition, Recognition and Assessment, in Dual Diagnosis: Practice in Context (eds P. Phillips, O. McKeown and T. Sandford), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314571.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    City University London, UK

  2. 2

    St George's University, London, UK

  3. 3

    Royal College of Nursing, London, UK

Author Information

  1. St George's University, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 OCT 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405180092

Online ISBN: 9781444314571

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Keywords:

  • dual diagnosis - problems facing health services;
  • substance misuse and mental health problems and health care professionals;
  • dual diagnosis challenge - complex multifaceted nature;
  • dual diagnosis - recognition and assessment;
  • dual diagnosis patients and diagnosing and classifying;
  • National Institute of Mental Health's Epidemiologic Catchment Area (ECA) study;
  • mental health or substance-related problem;
  • main stream mental health services and an integrated approach;
  • mental illness as primary and substance misuse being secondary;
  • primary substance misuse with psychiatric consequences

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definition and terminology

  • General considerations in the recognition and assessment of dual diagnosis

  • How significant is the problem of dual diagnosis?

  • Recognition and assessment

  • Hypotheses

  • Conclusion

  • References