Dual Diagnosis

Dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders is a term for someone who experiences a mental illness because of binge drinking, or the person abusing heroin during periods of mania. Alcohol and drug problem tend to occur with depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, personality disorders, etc. The symptoms of substance abuse include: sudden changes in behaviour, withdrawal from friends and family, loss of control over use of substances, developing tolerance and withdrawal symptoms.

 

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