The missing piece: The case for EMDR-based treatment for post traumatic stress disorder and co-occurring substance use disorder
Jails and juvenile halls are filled with them, hospitals and clinics are filled with them, counseling and psychiatric offices are filled with them. They are the dually diagnosed, also known as co-occurring disorders. It means the presence of more than one psychiatric problem occurring at the same time, such as (for the purpose of this article) Substance Use Disorders and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Accurate diagnosis can be difficult, effective treatment even more difficult. It is emotionally challenging simply to cope with one psychiatric illness. Imagine the complicating factors of managing two, both for the client and the treatment provider.
Original Work Citation
“The missing piece: The case for EMDR-based treatment for post traumatic stress disorder and co-occurring substance use disorder,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed April 7, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/18329.