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Drug interactions and dual diagnosis

Drug interactions and dual diagnosis Purpose – Adverse drug reactions (ADR) and interactions for patients who use substances and have a mental health problem is an area that lacks attention in research, practice and policy. The purpose of this paper is to examine what is currently known about this topic. Design/methodology/approach – The paper explores the available literature and specialist information available on this subject. Findings – This is a complex area, which is compounded by limited empirical evidence. However, information is available which when combined with individual patient assessment there is the potential to reduce the risk of detrimental ADR and improve concordance to medication. Originality/value – The paper offers pragmatic suggestions which aim to improve the knowledge of practitioners and lessen the potential harm to patients. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advances in Dual Diagnosis Emerald Publishing

Drug interactions and dual diagnosis

Advances in Dual Diagnosis , Volume 6 (3): 6 – Aug 9, 2013

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1757-0972
DOI
10.1108/ADD-04-2013-0010
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Abstract

Purpose – Adverse drug reactions (ADR) and interactions for patients who use substances and have a mental health problem is an area that lacks attention in research, practice and policy. The purpose of this paper is to examine what is currently known about this topic. Design/methodology/approach – The paper explores the available literature and specialist information available on this subject. Findings – This is a complex area, which is compounded by limited empirical evidence. However, information is available which when combined with individual patient assessment there is the potential to reduce the risk of detrimental ADR and improve concordance to medication. Originality/value – The paper offers pragmatic suggestions which aim to improve the knowledge of practitioners and lessen the potential harm to patients.

Journal

Advances in Dual DiagnosisEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 9, 2013

Keywords: Adverse drug reaction; Drug interaction; Pharmacodynamics; Pharmacokinetics

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