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The symptoms of dual diagnosis can become serious.
Dual diagnosis, as the name suggests, can be defined as the diagnosis of a major mental health disorder along with alcohol or substance addiction at the same time. In a survey, it was found that around 50 percent of the Americans suffered from this problem. Dual diagnosis can affect an individual physically, psychologically and also spiritually and socially. Some of the symptoms of dual diagnosis are discussed below, so that if you suspect someone with this problem then you may help them in getting them assessment and treat them timely.
People suffering from dual diagnosis often tend to experience unusual flare-ups and even outbreaks of symptoms. These people tend to isolate and will also show signs of withdrawal from their responsibilities. The symptoms of dual diagnosis in people also include general changes in their overall attitude towards life, work, society and family. People suffering from dual diagnosis will also show signs of deterioration of physical appearance and grooming.
These people also indulge in frequent unusual borrowing of money from family members, friends, and co-workers or parents. They usually keep a secret on how they spend this money. These people also indulge in stealing small valuable items from home, workplace, co-employer or school.
If these symptoms of dual diagnosis are identified timely then it is possible to treat the people and help them lead a normal life by following proper medication methods and by undergoing proper counseling to boost their mental health and self-confidence.
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