Chapter 17. Comorbidity or Complexity: A Primary Care Perspective on 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. John Budd doctor

Published Online: 9 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314571.ch17

Dual Diagnosis: Practice in Context

Dual Diagnosis: Practice in Context

How to Cite

Budd, J. (2009) Comorbidity or Complexity: A Primary Care Perspective on Dual Diagnosis, in Dual Diagnosis: Practice in Context (eds P. Phillips, O. McKeown and T. Sandford), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314571.ch17

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. Western Cape Department of Health, South Africa

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:

  • comorbidity or complexity - primary care perspective on dual diagnosis;
  • National Health Service (NHS);
  • Cartesian philosophical concept of mind–body divide and diagnostic duality;
  • new UK national guidelines on drug use management;
  • National Treatment Agency (NTA);
  • dual diagnosis epidemiology;
  • drug dependency and deprivation;
  • long-term, patient-centred, therapeutic relationship;
  • co-morbid mental health and substance misuse disorders and physical health care

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Policy framework

  • Epidemiology

  • Key features of general practice care

  • Physical health care

  • Mental health and substance misuse care

  • Limitations and potential in primary care

  • Conclusion

  • References