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What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment and Is It Effective?

What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment? Dual diagnosis treatment is an integrated continuum of care that treats a substance addiction and mental disorder when they occur together. Scientist in search of answers to addiction and the staggering relapse rate following treatment identified a strong connection between mental illness and substance abuse. This led to the development of the dual diagnosis treatment model[...] Read More

Dual Diagnosis Treatment – Why It’s Vital

October is National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month. In light of this crucial month, we are focusing on the relationship between mental health and addiction. Developing a substance use disorder (SUD) and embarking on a journey towards recovery is one of the most challenging processes a person can go through. While demanding in its own right, an additional obstacle[...] Read More

What Is Clinical Depression? Depression Symptoms and Depression Test

Clinical depression is also known as major depressive disorder or major depression. It is different from a depression caused by a medical condition, for example, thyroid disorder or a loss like the death of a loved one. Medical professionals normally rely on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Dsm-5), which the American Psychiatric Association published.  Common symptoms of[...] Read More

PTSD Symptoms in Men

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been around for centuries. It has had many different names, such as battle fatigue and shell shock. While it is commonly associated with retired or discharged members of the military, it can affect anyone who has experienced traumatic events.  Statistics show that PTSD affects between 7 to 8 percent of the population. Men are less[...] Read More

The reality of Co-occurring Disorders and Dual Diagnosis Care

Co-occurring Disorders and Dual Diagnosis Care For more reasons than one, recovery treatment matters. As more and more people struggle with the reality of a relapse, they also come face to face with the dual nature of addiction. Although the physical issues of any substance use disorder (SUD) tends to overshadow the psychological component, that does not make it any[...] Read More