The phenomenon of comorbidity is common in psychiatry – defined as the presence of two or more psychological/psychiatric conditions in one individual.1,2 Psychiatric comorbidity is common in addiction, with many different psychiatric conditions seen at greater frequency than in the general population, as outlined on the slide.2,3 The presence of comorbidity complicates a diagnosis.2 Clinically, the approach to treating a patient with a comorbidity should involve considering both diagnoses and forming a management approach for that individual that considers efficacy, and interactions and adverse effects of pharmacotherapy.2

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