Triple diagnosis: Dual diagnosis and HIV disease, part 2

Antoine B. Douaihy, Roger J. Jou, Tad Gorske, Ihsan M. Salloum

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This review highlights the psychiatric, psychosocial, and substance use treatment issues relevant to the care of patients with triple diagnosis. A discussion of the various psychosocial and psychopharmacologic strategies stresses the importance of integrating medical, psychiatric, and substance use interventions. Components of integrated treatment include a collaborative relationship with various medical services involved in the patient's care, psychotherapeutic interventions tailored to the patient's readiness for change and incorporating motivational strategies, special attention to psychosocial needs, strong emphasis on psychoeducation, and psychopharmacologic management. More research is warranted to evaluate the safety and efficacy of psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic modalities in patients with triple diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-382
Number of pages8
JournalAIDS Reader
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Injection drug use
  • Integrated treatment
  • Psychiatric disorder
  • Substance use disorder
  • Triple diagnosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology
  • Medicine(all)


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