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Co-Occurring Disorders – Dual Diagnosis

Effectively Treating A Dual Diagnosis Of Addiction And Anxiety

Oct 12th, 2011 | By

The number of problems related to substance abuse just got larger. A recent study found that drug and alcohol addictions have associated risks of triggering anxiety disorders. The research found that about 20 percent of addicts also suffer from anxieties. Anxiety symptoms can include: • Loss of concentration and memory • Sleeplessness or insomnia • Negative thoughts • Nervousness or panic stricken conditions It is also not uncommon for someone
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New Research: Bipolar Disorder is Vastly Under Treated

Mar 25th, 2011 | By

Bipolar disorder is “vastly under-treated”, according to a new study.  US government researchers report that Bipolar disorder is chronically under-treated in many low-income countries. Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that strikes early and can cause lifelong disability. According to the new report it is estimated that 2.4 percent of the world’s population may have some form of the disease, which is characterized by bizarre shifts in mood, energy and
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United States Has Highest Rate of Bipolar Disorder?

Mar 15th, 2011 | By

The United States has the highest lifetime rate of bipolar disorder at 4.4 percent, and India the lowest, with 0.1 percent. About 2.4 percent of people around the world have had a diagnosis of bipolar disorder at some point in their lifetime, according to a new study. Bipolar disorder is characterized by cycles of depression and mania, a euphoric, high-energy state that can result in heightened levels of creativity or
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Link Between Financial Hardship, Emotional Disturbances

Feb 9th, 2011 | By

We’re in the throes of a national epidemic in mental illness that is compounded by fiscal depression. As economic problems grow mental health disorders are on the rise. The strain of unemployment, debt and home foreclosure are resulting in a surge of mental illness. Dr. Jeffrey Huttman, Chief Clinical Officer at Challenges Treatment Center, talks about the connection between financial hardship and mental illness: “Economic difficulties and emotional disturbances often
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Dual Diagnosis: Celebrities Who Have Been There

Jan 28th, 2011 | By

In the treatment of addictions, the term “dual diagnosis” means that the patient is also suffering from another mental disorder, such as bipolar disorder, ADHD, or a personality disorder, which certainly complicates recovery. If the patient is treated for the addiction, but the underlying disorder is not addressed, a relapse into drug or alcohol abuse is very likely. Anyone battling both addiction and another mental disorder is not a alone.
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