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COCE Overview Paper 8 — Epidemiology of Co-Occurring Disorders

Author(s): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Teaser: Overview of the epidemiology of COD for the layperson and practicing professional
Link: http://www.samhsa.gov/co-occurring/topics/data/OP8Epidemiology10-03-07.pdf | PDF - 413Kb

The paper is presented in two parts. Part 1 is intended for non-scientists and explains what epidemiology is and how it can be used by practitioners, administrators, and policymakers. Part 1 also presents some highlights from past epidemiologic studies of co-occurring disorders (COD) (see Literature Highlights) and introduces three major national studies that are regularly used as sources of information on the nature and extent of COD problems in the United States. Part 2 presents some detailed technical information on these three studies and is intended for audiences who have some familiarity with epidemiologic methods.

Date retrieved: 1/18/11
Year published: 2007
Resource type: PDF