Diagnostic implications of craving in assessing disorders for commonly-abused substances
Methods. Raters content analyzed the abstracts to identify relevant articles by disorder (reliability was established on 10 abstracts). Relevant articles were fully content analyzed. Articles were extracted for diagnosis criteria and conclusions related to diagnosis and craving for each disorder separately.
Results. A study flow diagram (number of abstracts reviewed, number articles fully reviewed) by substance. A series of mini-reviews indicated global and local criteria regarding the utility of craving in the diagnosis for each substance use disorder, separately. Conclusions. Findings suggest that historical and contemporary developments in global diagnostic criteria can ultimately affect local mental health practice. Implications for local mental health practice are discussed.
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Describe the gap between global (ICD) and local (DSM) criteria for substance use disorders (SUD). Identify the role of craving in predicting common SUDs. Explain how historical through recent developments in global diagnostic criteria can ultimately affect local mental health practice.
Keyword(s): Substance Abuse Assessment, Substance Abuse Treatment
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