What is Dual Diagnosis?
Person who has alcohol or else drug problem and emotional or psychiatric problem is been said to have dual diagnosis. To recover completely, person needs a treatment for both the problems.
How Common Is the Dual Diagnosis?
Dual diagnosis is common than you may imagine. According to report published by Journal of American Medical Association*: 37 % of the alcohol abusers & 53 % percent of the drug abusers have one severe mental illness. Of all the people been diagnosed as mentally ill, around 29 % abuse alcohol or drugs.
Term dual diagnosis is used interchangeably with terms co-occurring illnesses, co-morbidity, co morbid disorders, concurrent disorders, dual disorder, co-occurring disorder, and double trouble. The professional literature has been used in confusing range of terms & acronyms to explain co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis.
Individuals who knowledge dual diagnosis face a wide variety of psychosocial issues & might experience numerous interacting illnesses.
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