Dual Diagnosis: How Treatment Can Help

by baladmin | January 19, 2015

What is a dual diagnosis? A dual diagnosis, or co-occurring disorder, exists when a person has mental illness issues along with substance abuse problems. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), around 8.9 million adults have co-occurring disorders How is it treated? While medication support can be a useful tool in […]

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Bipolar Disorder & Substance Abuse Addiction

by baladmin | June 3, 2014

What is Bipolar? The term bipolar which means “two poles” signifying the polar opposites of mania and depression first appeared in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in its third revision in 1980. Bipolar I Disorder at least one manic episode and one or more major depression episodes. equally […]

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