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Substance Use and Dual Diagnosis Disorders: Future Epidemiology, Determinants, and Policies


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1North Western Mental Health, Melbourne, Australia

2University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

3Preston Farm Industrial Estate, Stockton-on-Tees, UK

4ESI Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Science and Research (ESI - PGIMSR), Bangalore, India


Substance Use and Dual Diagnosis Disorders: Future Epidemiology, Determinants, and Policies

Description

The use of epidemiologic methods has been widely applied in the fields of medicine and mental health to describe patterns of diseases occurrence, identify etiologic factors, and examine the effectiveness of prevention strategies. However, substance use disorders and dual diagnosis disorders are still poorly understood. Future advances in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for these illnesses will possibly rely heavily on current innovations in methods and discoveries of risk modifiers through epidemiologic research.

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that address substance use and dual diagnosis disorders as well as methodological contributions that introduce novel approaches.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Role of trauma in substance use disorders
  • Role of trauma in dual diagnosis disorders
  • Ethnic factors in substance use and dual diagnosis
  • Psychosocial therapies in management of substance use and dual diagnosis disorders
  • Genetic epidemiological methods to study substance use and dual diagnosis disorders
  • Youth, homelessness, and gender in substance use and dual diagnosis
  • National and international substance use policies
  • New methods to counter confounding effects and bias
  • New methods to assess quality of epidemiological study

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 145905
  • - Editorial

Substance Use and Dual Diagnosis Disorders: Future Epidemiology, Determinants, and Policies

Sahoo Saddichha | Christian G. Schütz | ... | Narayana Manjunatha
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 982072
  • - Research Article

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms, Comorbidities, Substance Use, and Social Outcomes among Men and Women in a Canadian Sample

Evelyn Vingilis | Patricia G. Erickson | ... | Deanne S. Daigle
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 621075
  • - Research Article

Reflections on Addiction in Students Using Stimulants for Neuroenhancement: A Preliminary Interview Study

Elisabeth Hildt | Klaus Lieb | ... | Andreas G. Franke
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 472302
  • - Research Article

Khat Use: What Is the Problem and What Can Be Done?

Yusuf Sheikh Omar | Anna Jenkins | ... | David Castle
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 730291
  • - Research Article

The Effect of Nicotine Dependence on Psychopathology in Patients with Schizophrenia

Anne Yee | Nik Nasyrah Bt Nek Mohamed | ... | S. T. Jambunathan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 805424
  • - Research Article

Revictimization of Violence Suffered by Those Diagnosed with Alcohol Dependence in the General Population

F. G. Moreira | M. I. Quintana | ... | S. B. Andreoli
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