Many psychiatric disorders are more frequently observed in patients with substance-use disorders than in the general population, including mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD, and schizophrenia and psychotic disorders. This slide deck discusses in detail the presence of comorbidity in substance use disorders and other addiction.
This slide deck has been developed by Professor Celia Morgan, University of Exeter and Professor David Nutt, Imperial College, in collaboration with Cambridge Medical – A Prime Global agency.
Substance-induced versus independently occurring disorders
Possible relationships between addiction and comorbidities
The relationships between substance use and substance-use disorders and comorbid mental disorders are complex, and are therefore difficult to examine in studies. Clinically, the two important questions to consider regarding the co-occurrence of two disorders in one patient are: firstly,…