Dual Diagnosis or Co-Occurring Disorder
Also known as Dual Diagnosis, a Co-Occurring Disorder is when a person who struggles with addiction also has a mental health condition such as anxiety, depressive or bipolar disorders. It may seem hard to imagine, but this is a common phenomenon. In fact, there can be the presence of more than one addiction or more than one mental illness that exists concurrently in an individual.
Without a professional medical assessment from a licensed, behavioral health practitioner who can identify the co-occurring disorders, their root cause, and creating the right treatment program, physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health wellness.