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4th Edition of Global Conference on

Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health and Psychiatry

October 19-21, 2023 | Boston, Massachusetts, USA

GAB 2019

Lidia Moutinho

Speaker at Global Conference on Addiction Medicine and Behavioral Health 2019 - Lidia Moutinho
Lisbon Psychiatric Hospital Center, Portugal
Title : Comorbidity between alcohol consumption and other psychiatric disorders Importance of group intervention


Clinical epidemiology supported by neuroscience shows a strong interconnection between psychiatric disorders and substance use/abuse. This comorbidity is recognized by the World Health Organization as Dual Pathology. It is estimated that a percentage varying between 40% and 70% of users with psychiatric disorders also exhibit substance use/abuse. The existence of this comorbidity leads to a greater number of relapses and the more chronic course of psychiatric pathology with more frequent exacerbations.

The existence of psychiatric disorders are pointed out as risk factors for additive behavior, since the substance, in many situations, is used as a means of controlling / appeasing symptoms. This underlines the need for interventions to increase knowledge and insight into additive behaviors and their consequences.

The need for a multidisciplinary approach to these individuals in different treatment contexts has therefore arisen in order to optimize results in the treatment, rehabilitation and enhancement of social capacities. Due to all the aforementioned and taking into account the increase in demand for health services as well as the lack of interventions aimed at this population, the "Dual Pathology Group" was implemented in the Alcohol Treatment and Rehabilitation Unit (UTRA).


Dr Lídia Moutinho studied Nursing at the School of Nursing of Leiria (ESEL), and graduated in 1997. She studied at University Lusófuna and obtained the degree of master in Comportamental Cognitive therapy on 2007. She received her PhD degree in 2018 at the University of Lisbon. She has been collaborating since November 2017 with the Ribeiro Sanchez School of Health and the Portuguese Red Cross Health School in the discipline of Mental Health and Psychiatry Nursing. She has published research articles in SCI (E) journals and was been Co-author of Poster Communications in a total of 16 in the last 10 years.