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Problem Severity Index (PSI) for Patients with Drug Dependence

Purpose:

To evaluate a person who is drug dependent using the Problem Severity Index (PSI).

Specialty:

Psychiatry

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

F19

Description:

The Problem Severity Index (PSI) can be used to evaluate patients who are drug dependent. This can help identify psychosocial problems in the person's life that encourage drug use or that thwart recovery attempts. The authors are from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

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