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Co-Occurring Disorders

A Co-Occurring Disorder is condition wherein mental disorder as well as alcohol problems is faced by an individual side by side. This is a condition that occurs very often. It is important to manage one disorder at a time by treating each one simultaneously to get the best possible outcome.

Co-Occurring Disorders are also referred to as dual diagnosis and it is a very common condition that is often left undiagnosed and untreated. It is at times difficult to identify the symptoms of any one disorder from the other one. Because frequently the symptoms of drug abuse like paranoia, extreme anxiety, delusions, depressions hallucinations are similar to that of the mental illness. Treatment for the Co-Occurring Disorders is different for different individuals; there is no one established treatment for the disorder because every individual is unique and complex than the other. Hence, it is important to have a plan of treatment including all the essential components needed by the person at each level of recovery.

It is very crucial to identify and treat the teenagers with Co-Occurring Disorders or who are at risk of the Co-Occurring Disorders to prevent their diminished quality of life. The untreated symptoms cause poor grades, mood swifts, legal problems; inability to get along with others easily, etc. therefore, the earlier is the onset of the treatment for the disorder, he more soon will the rate of recovery achieved. The recovery takes a long time as it is a slow process. During that time in the integrated treatment programs, the individual learns to manage the symptoms of his illness and at the same time improve the quality of his life.

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