Dual Diagnosis:Substance Abuse and Mental Illness

Dual Diagnosis is a condition when a person suffers from both a substance abuse problem and another mental health issue such as depression or an anxiety disorder. Sometimes use alcohol or drugs are due to mental problems. Individuals who are dealing with Autism spectrum disorder are at high risk of substance abuse. They may feel that substance abuse helps them to cover their social ineptness but over time it begins to cause serious problems in their life. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is also related to addiction. Self-medication theory is widely used for the treatment of co-occurring disorders. Mental infection and substance utilize interface to have real, negative outcomes for a few districts of working (tallying work, associations, welfare, and security). Recovery from mental illness is significantly more trying for individuals with a double conclusion, and the issues looked by groups of individuals with double diagnosis can be more complex and confounding than psychological sickness alone.

 

  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Mental health care and substance abuse treatment
  • Post-traumatic Stress disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Psychological dependence

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