Chapter 12. Women and Dual Diagnosis

  1. Dr Peter Phillips PhD, MSc, RMN, PGCAP, FHEA senior lecturer honorary lecturer member specialist2,
  2. Dr Olive McKeown PhD, MSc, Dip N, CELTT, Cert Obst, RMN, RGN visiting lecturer specialist lecturer practitioner senior lecturer3 and
  3. Tom Sandford BSc (Hons), Dip N, RGN, RMN executive director policy adviser regional director general manager Head member4
  1. Julie Winnington

Published Online: 9 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314571.ch12

Dual Diagnosis: Practice in Context

Dual Diagnosis: Practice in Context

How to Cite

Winnington, J. (2009) Women and Dual Diagnosis, in Dual Diagnosis: Practice in Context (eds P. Phillips, O. McKeown and T. Sandford), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314571.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 2

    City University London, UK

  2. 3

    St George's University, London, UK

  3. 4

    Royal College of Nursing, London, UK

Author Information

  1. South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405180092

Online ISBN: 9781444314571



  • women and dual diagnosis;
  • dual diagnosis in substance misusers;
  • gender differences in dual diagnosis;
  • personality disorders in substance-misusing population;
  • borderline personality disorder symptoms - feeling ‘empty’, anxious or depressed, self-harm;
  • PTSD, complex PTSD - misdiagnosed as borderline personality disorder;
  • complex PTSD - physical symptoms, self-harm and suicide;
  • dual diagnosis impact on families;
  • dual diagnosis and domestic violence;
  • dual diagnosis within female prison service


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Gender differences in dual diagnosis

  • The impact of dual diagnosis on families

  • Dual diagnosis and domestic violence

  • Dual diagnosis within the female prison service

  • A case for gender-specific services

  • Conclusion

  • References