Dual diagnosis is a term used when a person has a mood disorder such as depression or anxiety alongside a problem with alcohol or drugs. So, going back to the analogy of having a headache, people suffering from dual diagnosis will use drugs to mask the symptoms of their mood disorders, which in turn causes more harm.
Dual Diagnosis by Rose Lockinger There are a number of reasons that an individual may start to use drugs or alcohol. These reasons are not mutually exclusive and a person could start using substances for one reason but continue for another. They may start due to curiosity after seeing friends or family members use substances. … Continue reading Dual Diagnosis: What Is It and How Do You Get Treatment For It?
Yes, it is real. Unfortunately, some people pretend to have the disorder so they can score some drugs. Don't let this prevent you from getting treatment. Fight the stigma; because like children, adults who suspect they have ADHD should be evaluated by a licensed mental health professional. Just beware, that the professional may need to consider … Continue reading Is Adult ADHD Real?
Is there a connection between Alcoholism and Bipolar Disorder? If you are sober and need help for a mental condition, please seek out treatment from a respected doctor. Taking medication as prescribed does not contradict sobriety. This is my non-medical opinion gathered by observation.
Dual Diagnosis, Co-Occuring Disorder and Comorbidity - I'm confused Dual diagnosis is a term used to describe people with a mental illness who have coexisting problems with drugs and/or alcohol. Sometimes, it is referred to as a co-occurring disorder. To cause more confusion, the definition of comorbidity is "the presence of one or more disorders, … Continue reading Substance Abuse and Mental Illness