Substance use disorders in New Zealand adults with severe mental illness: descriptive study of an acute inpatient population.

CONCLUSIONS: Substance misuse in New Zealand patients with severe mental illness is common, particularly among younger patients and Maori, and differentially distributed across diagnoses. PMID: 26014623 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

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