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Dissociation in adults with a diagnosis of substance abuse

Individuals who abuse substances are now often screened for depression and anxiety, but there has been little in-depth research addressing the assessment of trauma/dissociation in those with a primary diagnosis of substance abuse (McDowell et al, 1999). Indeed, Carlson and Putnam (1993) stated that substance abusers are a particular subgroup that has not been studied for dissociation. This exploratory study set out to address this issue by assessing individuals with a primary diagnosis ...

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