Patients with bipolar disorder (BD) often show comorbidity with substance use disorder (SUD) with a negative impact on clinical course, prognosis, and functioning. The role of polysubstance use disorder (polySUD) is understudied. The aim of the present paper is to evaluate the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics associated with BD and comorbid SUD, focusing on polySUD, in order to phenotype this specific group of patients and implement adequate treatment and prevention strategies.

Bipolar Disorder and Polysubstance Use Disorder: Sociodemographic and Clinical Correlates

Natale, Antimo
Secondo
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Fusar-Poli, Laura;Aguglia, Eugenio
Penultimo
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2022

Abstract

Patients with bipolar disorder (BD) often show comorbidity with substance use disorder (SUD) with a negative impact on clinical course, prognosis, and functioning. The role of polysubstance use disorder (polySUD) is understudied. The aim of the present paper is to evaluate the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics associated with BD and comorbid SUD, focusing on polySUD, in order to phenotype this specific group of patients and implement adequate treatment and prevention strategies.
bipolar disorder
polypharmacy
psychotic symptoms
substance use disorder
treatment
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