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Bull Menninger Clin. 1995 Spring;59(2 Suppl A):A53-72.

Anxiety and addiction: a clinical perspective on comorbidity.

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  • 1Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc., Rockville, MD 20852, USA.


Substance use disorders and the anxiety disorders, the two most prevalent mental disorders in the United States, are often comorbid, undiagnosed, and poorly treated. Confusion and controversy over comorbidity can complicate the treatment of both disorders. The author reviews the connections between addiction and anxiety and offers four practical guidelines for clinicians dealing with this comorbidity.

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