Dual diagnosis is a term used to identify an individual who has both a mental health disorder and a chemical dependency the most common of the co-occurring mental health disorders in alcohol or alcohol abuse are mood disorders. Find health information in languages other than english on dual diagnosis disclaimers medlineplus links to health information from the national institutes of health and other federal government agencies. A dual diagnosis occurs when drug or alcohol addiction and mental illness coexist see how mental health support leads to successful treatment plans. Dual diagnosis treatment also have co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks or bipolar.
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It is important to understand how meth impacts a person's mental health and to know the type of treatment options that are available to fully address these issues having an addiction to meth and also suffering from a mental health problem like depression or bipolar disorder is called a dual diagnosis. Cannabis and schizophrenia: causal relationship with damaging health effects february 2, 2017 / 0 comments / in dual diagnosis , mental illness / by rachael schizophrenia is a mental illness which affects how a person, feels, thinks and behaves. The principles of dual diagnosis management have not changed since the department of health (dh) published its good practice guidance in 2002, viz:  engaging the service users in services retaining them in treatment using interventions which are evidence-based and target motivation to change.
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