Chapter 8. Alcohol and Mood Disorders

  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 Attenborough RMN, BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCE senior lecturer

Published Online: 9 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314571.ch8

Dual Diagnosis: Practice in Context

Dual Diagnosis: Practice in Context

How to Cite

Attenborough, J. (2009) Alcohol and Mood Disorders, in Dual Diagnosis: Practice in Context (eds P. Phillips, O. McKeown and T. Sandford), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314571.ch8

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. Educational Development Unit, School of Community and Health Sciences, City 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



  • alcohol and mood disorders;
  • dual diagnosis and association between alcohol and mood disorder;
  • harm, alcohol and mental illness;
  • raised risk of completed suicide in people and depression and alcohol dependency diagnosis;
  • sleep pattern and quality affected by alcohol use;
  • medication and dual diagnosis;
  • bipolar affective disorder and alcohol and drug problems;
  • alcohol and mood disorder;
  • selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and reduction risk of fatal overdose


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Harm, alcohol and mental illness

  • Presentation: alcohol and mental illness

  • Medication and dual diagnosis

  • Conclusion

  • References