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Dual Diagnosis

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual Diagnosis can help you overcome your mental heath and drug addiction.

Dual diagnosis is the co-existence of a mental health disorder and drug addiction or alcoholism. Dual diagnosis also can be co-existence of eating disorder or drug addiction or alcoholism. To recover completely the person will require addiction treatment and psychiatric treatment for both problems. Alcohol and drug problem is common in Dual diagnosis and it is usually co-exist with Schizophrenia, depression and other psychiatric problems.

Patients with single problem of depression, personality disorder or anxiety are more likely to develop a problem with alcohol and drugs and are likely to suffer a dual diagnosis problem. This is can be very problematic for patients suffering from psychological problems. They are more likely to turn to alcohol or drugs. This always increases the severity original psychiatric condition; this is often results into greater abuse.

Someone who is suffering with such problem has to undergo treatment for both conditions. First, the person has to undergo alcohol rehab treatments like detoxification. This detoxification is treatment that help addict to go for a period of time without using alcohol or drugs. However, metal health disorder also has to be treated at the same time. Some drug rehab programs are not integrated such dual diagnosis treatments. For such co-existing disorders, some specialized dual diagnosis treatment centers offer effective treatment.

Treatment for this Dual diagnosis has different therapies like support groups and talk therapy along with medications. Just like any other diagnosis, the proper care and attention should be taken when seeking any professional advice. A qualified professional should examine all these metal problems.

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