Addiction Topic Keyword: Dual Diagnosis (p. 2 of 2)

  • Understanding the Connection Between Drug Addiction and Bipolar Disorder

    Understanding the Connection Between Drug Addiction and Bipolar Disorder

    Drug Addiction, Substance Abuse & Bipolar Disorder are a very common Trio I think at one time or another, we have all experienced feelings of sadness, hopelessness, fatigue, guilt and irritability. I think we could all agree that we also have had times that we experienced euphoria, poor judgment, and racing thoughts, had problems with concentration and been agitated or irritated. Just through...

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  • Depression as a Cause of Substance Abuse and Addiction:  The Vicious Cycle

    Depression as a Cause of Substance Abuse and Addiction: The Vicious Cycle

    Why does substance abuse become a cycle? Is it weakness on the part of the drug user? Is the failure of the drug treatment system? The answer to these questions cannot be answered in a single sentence. Most people, who do not have a substance abuse disorder, blame the inpidual. It is an easy thing to do since the assumption is the inpidual must have control over his or her behavior. This is true...

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  • Dual Diagnosis and Treatment: Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders

    Dual Diagnosis and Treatment: Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders

    Substance abuse disorders and mental health illness often occur together. This is known as co morbidity or dual diagnosis. Information on the occurrence of dual diagnosis is not well reported. Having said that, according to information published by the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) the following statistics apply to the United States population: About half of the inpiduals with...

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  • Co-Occurring Disorders - Another Name for Dual Diagnosis

    Co-Occurring Disorders - Another Name for Dual Diagnosis

    Dual diagnosis or Co-occurring Disorders, refer to drug addiction which is accompanied by an emotional or psychiatric illness. Either type of disorder is complex on its own, together; a dual diagnosis will affect the individual socially, spiritually, physically, and psychologically. The interaction of the different components of dual diagnosis can interact so that diagnosis, treatment and...

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