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Old Borders and New Paths of Dual Diagnosis

M Pacini

The remix of psychiatric nosology, according to the DSM-V, unfortunately missed to reconsider the classification of substance-related syndromes, and somehow define the limits of the dual diagnosis world. Since its birth, the expression (dual diagnosis) received strong criticism for failing to distinguish between concurrent illnesses, drug-induced syndromes and epiphenomenic substance use as a symptom of primary psychiatric disorders.