(CANCELLED) Co-Occurring Bipolar Disorder and Substance Use Disorders
Thursday, Dec 15 • 1 pm to 2 pm
Presenter: Tina Goldstein, PhD
THIS SESSION HAS BEEN POSTONED and will be rescheduled in 2023. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Individuals diagnosed with bipolar disorder appear to be particularly vulnerable to substance use and substance use disorders, with up to 50% of individuals with bipolar disorder developing a lifetime substance use disorder. Co-occurring substance use disorder is associated with deleterious outcomes among individuals with bipolar disorder, including longer time to recovery, poorer psychosocial functioning and treatment adherence, and greater suicide risk. In this presentation, we will review rates of substance use and substance use disorders among individuals with bipolar disorder and discuss clinically identifiable risk factors and assessment approaches. We will end with implications for treatment for this population.