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May 21, 2019

Beyond Dual Diagnosis: the Holographic Patient

Dr Tena Moyer
Tena Moyer, MD, serves as the director of liaison psychiatry for Sierra Tucson. She attended University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and completed an...

The introduction of the concept of dual diagnosis, the co- occurrence of a substance use disorder and another psychiatric disorder, was revolutionary in the treatment of behavioural health patients. However, as we have developed deeper understanding of attachment, trauma, biology of the brain, family systems and other topics it is clear that to truly understand our patients we must see them through a multidimensional lens of the many experiences that have shaped who they have become and who they wish to be.