Substance misuse assessment in mental health services: the importance of professional curiosity

Milani, Raffaella (2017) Substance misuse assessment in mental health services: the importance of professional curiosity. Psychology and Psychological Research International Journal, 2 (4). 000135.

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Abstract

Co-morbidity of mental health and substance misuse problems (or "Dual Diagnosis") is highly prevalent in mental health and drug treatment services. The parallel approach, where the two conditions are treated at the same time in separate services, is the current accepted response to Dual Diagnosis. Joint working and continuity of care cannot be achieved without a consistent quality drug and alcohol assessment in mental health services. This editorial argues that that professional curiosity plays an important role in substance misuse assessment, especially when is carried out outside specialist drug and alcohol services.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright© Milani RM.
Subjects: Psychology > Counselling and psychotherapy
Medicine and health > Mental health
Psychology > Substance abuse/misuse
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Depositing User: Raffaella Milani
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2017 16:34
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2017 11:08
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/4107

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