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Youth Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Disorders

by Yifrah Kaminer American Psychiatric Association Publishing
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Pbk 386 pages
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The editor and authors of Youth Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Disorders take an applied approach that serves the needs of clinicians, clinical researchers, and students in the fields of mental health, public health, and medicine (pediatrics, family medicine, and child and adolescent psychiatry, in particular). While the population of adolescents with SUD possesses diverse clinical characteristics, 70%--80% manifest comorbid psychopathology, known also as co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis -- that is, the presence of one or more comorbid psychiatric disorders in addition to SUDs. These comorbidities can greatly complicate assessment and treatment, and this book provides clinicians with not only the theory behind the various approaches to SUD but also the practical knowledge that is essential to understand and treat psychiatric comorbidity in these adolescents.

Some of the most prominent investigators in the field have contributed scholarly chapters to the volume, which offers a multitude of useful features: An extensive examination of the etiology of SUD, focusing on whether psychopathology may precede SUD, as in the majority of cases, develop as a consequence of preexisting SUD, or originate from a common vulnerability

Consistent emphasis on future directions in clinical research and treatment advancement, which helps the reader identify critical gaps in understanding the relationship between SUD and psychiatric comorbidity among youth

Thorough, state-of-the art chapters on the developmental pathways and relationships between substance use and co-occurring psychiatric disorders, screening tools and interventions, and the full range of co-occurring disorders make the book ideal for instructional use

Information on risk factors for development of SUD in adolescence, including psychiatric disorders in childhood such as disruptive behavior disorders, mood, anxiety disorders, etc.

Clinically useful and scientifically rigorous, Youth Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Disorders should stimulate further discussion and advancement of the field, ultimately resulting in improved and more effective services and intervention modalities for these youth.

ContributorsPrefaceChapter 1. Developmental Pathways to Substance Use Disorder and Co-occurring Psychiatric Disorders in AdolescentsChapter 2. Relationship Between Substance Use Disorders and Psychiatric ComorbidityChapter 3. Screening, Assessment, and Treatment Options for Youths With a Substance Use DisorderChapter 4. Conduct Disorder and Delinquency and Substance Use DisordersChapter 5. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Substance Use DisordersChapter 6. Depressive Disorders and Substance Use DisordersChapter 7. Bipolar Disorders and Substance Use DisordersChapter 8. Anxiety Disorders and Substance Use DisordersChapter 9. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use DisordersChapter 10. Suicidal and Nonsuicidal Self-Harm Behaviors and Substance Use DisordersChapter 11. Schizophrenia and Substance Use DisordersChapter 12. Eating Disorders and Substance Use DisordersChapter 13. Youth Gambling ProblemsChapter 14. Pathological Preoccupation With the InternetIndex

Youth Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Disorders is a well-organized and accessible review of key concepts in the assessment and management of SUDs in adolescents. It offers a valuable launching point in our effort to address the "worldwide public health challenge" of SUDs in youth.

Yifrah Kaminer, M.D., M.B.A., is Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics with the Alcohol Research and the Youth Injury Prevention Centers of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut.