Dual diagnosis

Focusing on depression and recommendations for treatment

Marta Torrens, Diana Martínez-Sanvisens, Roser Martínez-Riera, Antonio Bulbena, Néstor Szerman, Pedro Ruiz

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Abstract

Depressive disorders and substance use disorders are the most common dual pathologies in the substance abuse field. It is difficult to establish whether the depressed state is induced or rather independent of substance use and/or abuse, therefore, making the therapeutic approach more complex. This article presents the state of the art of the currently available pharmacologic treatments of comorbid depression in patients with alcohol, cocaine, heroin, and tobacco dependence disorders, thus emphasizing the safety and tolerability of various antidepressant drugs. Finally, it is also aimed to call attention on the appropriate recommendations for the use of antidepressants in patients with this dual pathology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-59
Number of pages10
JournalAddictive Disorders and their Treatment
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Dual (Psychiatry) Diagnosis
Antidepressive Agents
Substance-Related Disorders
Depression
Pathology
Heroin Dependence
Cocaine-Related Disorders
Tobacco Use Disorder
Depressive Disorder
Alcoholism
Safety
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • antidepressants
  • depression
  • dual diagnosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Torrens, M., Martínez-Sanvisens, D., Martínez-Riera, R., Bulbena, A., Szerman, N., & Ruiz, P. (2011). Dual diagnosis: Focusing on depression and recommendations for treatment. Addictive Disorders and their Treatment, 10(2), 50-59. https://doi.org/10.1097/ADT.0b013e318215f322

Dual diagnosis : Focusing on depression and recommendations for treatment. / Torrens, Marta; Martínez-Sanvisens, Diana; Martínez-Riera, Roser; Bulbena, Antonio; Szerman, Néstor; Ruiz, Pedro.

In: Addictive Disorders and their Treatment, Vol. 10, No. 2, 01.06.2011, p. 50-59.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Torrens, M, Martínez-Sanvisens, D, Martínez-Riera, R, Bulbena, A, Szerman, N & Ruiz, P 2011, 'Dual diagnosis: Focusing on depression and recommendations for treatment', Addictive Disorders and their Treatment, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 50-59. https://doi.org/10.1097/ADT.0b013e318215f322
Torrens M, Martínez-Sanvisens D, Martínez-Riera R, Bulbena A, Szerman N, Ruiz P. Dual diagnosis: Focusing on depression and recommendations for treatment. Addictive Disorders and their Treatment. 2011 Jun 1;10(2):50-59. https://doi.org/10.1097/ADT.0b013e318215f322
Torrens, Marta ; Martínez-Sanvisens, Diana ; Martínez-Riera, Roser ; Bulbena, Antonio ; Szerman, Néstor ; Ruiz, Pedro. / Dual diagnosis : Focusing on depression and recommendations for treatment. In: Addictive Disorders and their Treatment. 2011 ; Vol. 10, No. 2. pp. 50-59.
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