Diagnosing, Understanding And Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

What A Co-Occurring Disorder Is Individuals who struggle with substance abuse sometimes struggle with mental health disorders as well. Called co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis, they can sometimes be difficult to diagnose. Mental health disorders and substance abuse disorders are often entwined due to the ability of some drugs to mask or relieve some symptoms …

Signs of Mental Illness

Mental illnesses rarely appear suddenly. Very often, friends and family recognize the changes before one of these illnesses appear. People who suffer from mental disorders often feel alone and hopeless, but there are nearly 54 million Americans suffering from some form of mental illness. Most families are not prepared to learn that a loved one …