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Co-occuring psychiatric and substance use disorders

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Columbia Psychiatry NYSPI

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The speakers for today's talk are Frances Levin, MD, Director of Clinical & Educational Activities at the Substance Treatment and Research Service (STARS)

Edward Nunes, MD, Professor of Psychiatry 

This talk will discuss:

How prevalent are psychiatric disorders in people with substance use disorders?

What are some of the most common psychiatric disorders that commonly go together with substance use problems?

Why do substance use disorders and other psychiatric disorders go together?

Does substance use cause psychiatric disorders?

Are some substance users “self-medicating” underlying psychiatric disorders?

What is the role of inherited or genetic factors in the risk of developing substance use and psychiatric disorders?

What is the role of stress and other environmental factors in the risk of developing substance use and psychiatric disorders?

How do you treat a patient who has both a substance use problem and a psychiatric problem?

Does the patient have to get abstinent before you treat the psychiatric disorder?

To particpate in a research study or find out more information about the STARS clinic please call 212 923-3031 or stars.columbia.edu 

To listen to any of the archived blogtalkradio episodes on Substance Abuse or any of our other chats on OCD, Children's mental health. or various psychiatry topics, please go to blogtalkradio.com/columbiapsychiatrynyspi