COALINGA, Calif. (PRWEB) December 11, 2014 -- Author and licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Michael Mullan says he frequently saw patients fall back into addiction early on in his career. His interest was piqued when he saw a 43-year-old medical doctor suffering from chronic addiction and depression. What Mullan didn’t realize was just how important the doctor’s case would be.
Mullan, now retired, brings his knowledge and experience to readers in his new book “Integrative Dual Diagnosis Treatment Approach to an Individual with Alcoholism and Coexisting Endogenous Depression” (published by iUniverse), in which he discusses the mental aspect of addiction and the breakthrough study done on the 43-year-old doctor.
In his book, Mullan discusses the case of the doctor in depth. During this study, Mullan came to recognize the full weight of mental illness’ role in addiction. Mullan says this detail was previously not being addressed in other addiction patients, which is why many of them relapsed. By treating the patient for both a mental illness and addiction, Mullan was confident the success rate would increase.
“When I was working in the field of addiction, I saw so many people relapsing; I saw so many people going back to the addiction,” Mullan says. “Many people with addiction are only treated for addiction and both have to be treated in order to have a successful treatment.”
“Integrative Dual Diagnosis Treatment Approach to an Individual with Alcoholism and Coexisting Endogenous Depression”
By Dr. Michael Mullan
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781491736678
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781491736685
E-Book | 108 pages | ISBN 9781491736661
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Dr. Michael Mullan is a licensed clinical psychologist who recently retired from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He was a pioneer in the field of dual-diagnosis treatment for alcoholics and drug-addicted individuals with co-existing mental illnesses. Mullan and his wife live in Coalinga, where he currently works for Adventist Health community care.
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