is now called Co-Occurring Disorder. This means that you have 2 major Mental Health issues combined together at the same time. Diversified Intervention Group employs only the best of the best Psychotherapists around the country. We are known as a trusted resource in the Mental Health and Chemical Dependency industry. If your loved one suffers from a Dual Diagnosis disorder, call 855-222-1101 today and we will help your loved one to begin to heal.
It can be difficult to diagnose a substance abuse problem in a loved one and a co-occurring mental health disorder such as depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder. It takes time to figure out what might be a mental disorder and what might be a drug or alcohol problem. It is important to stop, or intervene on the drug or alcohol problem before a correct mental health diagnosis can be made. You can call us today and we can help you facilitate a professional intervention: 855-222-1101
Denial is a negative factor that we see a lot in many family situations. Complicating these issues is denial. Denial is common in substance abuse. It’s hard to admit how dependent your loved one is on alcohol or drugs or how much they affect your life until you look very closely. Denial happens regularly in mental disorders as well. The symptoms of depression or anxiety can be scary, so you may ignore them and hope they go away. Or you may be ashamed or afraid of being viewed as weak if you admit the problem. We can help today! This is the line of work that we have specialized in for years.
The mental health problems that most commonly co-occur with substance abuse are depression, anxiety disorders, and bipolar disorder. Any combination or one stand alone disorder in the list above can and will accompany alcoholism and addiction. Below we have listed some symptoms that we see regularly in our practice:
Common signs and symptoms of Depression:
Common signs and symptoms of mania in Bipolar Disorder:
Common symptoms and signs of Anxiety Disorder:
If your loved one is experiencing any of the above symptoms, call today to reach a Therapist. We can help your loved one recover today: 855-222-1101
The best treatment for co-occurring disorders is a combination approach, where both the substance abuse problem and the mental disorder are treated simultaneously. But as stated previously, you must stop the on-going substance abuse before a qualified professional can make an accurate mental health diagnosis on your loved one. Good, solid recovery from both diseases requires treating them both.
It does not matter which cam first: a mental health or substance abuse diagnosis, both must be treated:
The educators and professionals here at DIG wish to let you know that we are always available for your therapy needs. Call 855-222-1101 today to speak with a therapist.