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Addictive and other mental disorders: a call for a standardized definition of dual disorders

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dc.contributor.author Szerman, Nestor
dc.contributor.author Torrens, Marta
dc.contributor.author Maldonado, Rafael, 1961-
dc.contributor.author Balhara, Yatan Pal Singh
dc.contributor.author Salom, Caroline
dc.contributor.author Maremmani, Icro
dc.contributor.author Sher, Leo
dc.contributor.author Didia-Attas, Javier
dc.contributor.author Chen, Jun
dc.contributor.author Baler, Ruben
dc.contributor.author World Association on Dual Disorders (WADD)
dc.date.accessioned 2023-04-28T14:57:50Z
dc.date.available 2023-04-28T14:57:50Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.citation Szerman N, Torrens M, Maldonado R, Balhara YPS, Salom C, Maremmani I, Sher L, Didia-Attas J, Chen J, Baler R, World Association on Dual Disorders. Addictive and other mental disorders: a call for a standardized definition of dual disorders. Transl Psychiatry. 2022;12(1):446. DOI: 10.1038/s41398-022-02212-5
dc.identifier.issn 2158-3188
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/56622
dc.description.abstract The persistent difficulty in conceptualizing the relationship between addictive and other mental disorders stands out among the many challenges faced by the field of Psychiatry. The different philosophies and schools of thought about, and the sheer complexity of these highly prevalent clinical conditions make progress inherently difficult, not to mention the profusion of competing and sometimes contradictory terms that unnecessarily exacerbate the challenge. The lack of a standardized term adds confusion, fuels stigma, and contributes to a "wrong door syndrome" that captures the difficulty of not only diagnosing but also treating addictive and other mental disorders in an integrated manner. The World Association on Dual Disorders (WADD) proposes the adoption of the term "Dual Disorder" which, while still arbitrary, would help harmonize various clinical and research efforts by rallying around a single, more accurate, and less stigmatizing designation.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Nature Research
dc.relation.ispartof Transl Psychiatry. 2022;12(1):446
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dc.title Addictive and other mental disorders: a call for a standardized definition of dual disorders
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41398-022-02212-5
dc.subject.keyword Neuroscience
dc.subject.keyword Psychiatric disorders
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