Treating Co-Occurring Psychiatric Disorders
The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report, Volume 7, Number 3&4, May 2019
Stephen Ross, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine. Director of Addiction Psychiatry, NYU Tisch Hospital.
Dr. Ross has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Just about any psychiatric disorder has a higher rate of addiction comorbidity than in the general population. The rates are even higher in treatment settings—more than 50% of people in addiction treatment settings will have a co-occurring psychiatric problem, and more than 50% in psychiatric settings will typically have a co-occurring Substance Use Disorder.