Year : 1999  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 289--299

The Ongoing Quest for Sub-Typing Substance Abuse : Current Status


Nitin Gupta1, Debasish Basu2 
1 Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160 012, India
2 Assistant Professor, Drug De-addiction & Treatment Centre, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160 012, India

Correspondence Address:
Debasish Basu
Assistant Professor, Drug De-addiction & Treatment Centre, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160 012
India

Substance abuse is a heterogenous disorder that necessitates classification for purposes of evaluation and treatment. Although a large number of typologies have been generated, the research has mostly focussed on alcoholism. The typologies of «SQ»age at onset«SQ» and Cloninger«SQ»s Type 1/Type2«SQ» have been extensively researched even though there is a lack of adequate validation. The present review of various typologies focusses more on the conceptual and methodological issues. A critique of the typological work is presented; highlighting the paucity of Indian research in this important area of substance abuse.


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Gupta N, Basu D. The Ongoing Quest for Sub-Typing Substance Abuse : Current Status.Indian J Psychiatry 1999;41:289-299


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Gupta N, Basu D. The Ongoing Quest for Sub-Typing Substance Abuse : Current Status. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 1999 [cited 2021 May 8 ];41:289-299
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