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Screening for mental disorder comorbidity in Australian alcohol and other drug residential treatment settings

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Abstract


  • There has been much international impetus to address the importance of identifying and treating clients experiencing both a substance use

    disorder and a mental disorder in treatment settings. Gaps in the literature still exist after a decade of research into this area. There is little

    research on the prevalence of co-occurring mental disorders (CODs) in the residential alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment modality. In

    this study, the mental disorder status of 278 participants resident in AOD treatment settings across Australia was estimated using the

    Addiction Severity Index—Self Report (J.S. Cacciola, A. Pecoraro, & A.I. Alterman, 2008) and the Mental Health Screening Form III (J.F.X.

    Carroll & J.J. McGinley, 2001). The estimated rate of diagnosable Axis I mental disorder comorbidity varied from 64% to 71% depending

    upon which cutoff score was used with the MHSF-III. Missing data emerged as a major limitation of the self-report version of the Addiction

    Severity Index psychiatric composite score in this population. © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

UOW Authors


  •   Mortlock, Kane (external author)
  •   Deane, Frank
  •   Crowe, Trevor P. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Mortlock, K. Saxon., Deane, F. P. & Crowe, T. (2011). Screening for mental disorder comorbidity in Australian alcohol and other drug residential treatment settings. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 40 (4), 397-404.

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  • 2-s2.0-79955076433

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2145&context=hbspapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/1096

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 397

End Page


  • 404

Volume


  • 40

Issue


  • 4

Abstract


  • There has been much international impetus to address the importance of identifying and treating clients experiencing both a substance use

    disorder and a mental disorder in treatment settings. Gaps in the literature still exist after a decade of research into this area. There is little

    research on the prevalence of co-occurring mental disorders (CODs) in the residential alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment modality. In

    this study, the mental disorder status of 278 participants resident in AOD treatment settings across Australia was estimated using the

    Addiction Severity Index—Self Report (J.S. Cacciola, A. Pecoraro, & A.I. Alterman, 2008) and the Mental Health Screening Form III (J.F.X.

    Carroll & J.J. McGinley, 2001). The estimated rate of diagnosable Axis I mental disorder comorbidity varied from 64% to 71% depending

    upon which cutoff score was used with the MHSF-III. Missing data emerged as a major limitation of the self-report version of the Addiction

    Severity Index psychiatric composite score in this population. © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

UOW Authors


  •   Mortlock, Kane (external author)
  •   Deane, Frank
  •   Crowe, Trevor P. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Mortlock, K. Saxon., Deane, F. P. & Crowe, T. (2011). Screening for mental disorder comorbidity in Australian alcohol and other drug residential treatment settings. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 40 (4), 397-404.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79955076433

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2145&context=hbspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/1096

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 397

End Page


  • 404

Volume


  • 40

Issue


  • 4