Joint statement on dual disorders: Addiction and other mental disorders

Néstor Szerman, José Martínez-Raga, Rubén Baler, Carlos Roncero, Pablo Vega,, Ignacio Basurte, Lara Grau-López, Marta Torrens,, Miguel Casas, Celia Franco, Giampaolo Spinnato, Icro Maremmani, Angelo G.I. Maremmani, Jean-Pierre Daulouède, Arkaitz Aguerretxe-Colina, Karl Mann, Rodrigo Marín-Navarrete, María Elena Medina-Mora, Pedro Ruiz

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17711/SM.0185-3325.2017.031

Abstract


The World Association on Dual Disorders (WADD), the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) (Section on Dual Disorders), and the Sociedad Española de Patología Dual (SEPD) have joined forces to clarify that:

Addiction is a mental disorder, not a voluntary, self-indulgent act.


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