Tweet What are Co-occurring Disorders? Co-occurring disorders or co-morbid disorders are present when an individual suffers from two or more psychological disorders during the same time period. For example, an individual who is suffering from substance abuse or addiction, in concurrence with a depressive or mood disorder, would be considered to have co-occuring disorders. If one [...]
Tweet Ninety Percent of Addicts have Co-Occurring Disorders It is very important that all clinicians study co-occurring disorders. Dr. Robert M. Lichtman, founding member of the Addictions Division of the New York State Psychological Association and a teacher of Chemical Dependency and Mental Health, has developed a list of twelve principles clinicians must know about these [...]
Tweet The Ups and Downs of Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder or bipolar affective disorder is a mood disorder. It is also commonly referred to as manic-depression. It is a psychological disorder that may co-occur with addiction and substance abuse. Individuals who suffer from bipolar disorder generally have periods of mania or hypomania followed by periods of [...]
Wolf Therapy Used in Healing and Recovery Wolf therapy is a form of animal assisted therapy. In this form of psychotherapy, wolves are used as a part treatment. There are many known benefits to the use of companion animals in substance abuse recovery, as well as many other treatment processes. White Wolf: Therapy dogs play a [...]
What Is Dual Diagnosis Therapy? This therapy is designed for those who suffer from both a substance abuse problem and a psychological disorder. It can be difficult to carry this out in substance abusers because very often the substance itself can manifest symptoms of a psychiatric nature. However, this treatment is becoming more common amongst [...]
What is Neuroscience Therapy? This therapy presents a new dimension and approach to addiction. As this alternative addiction therapy is explored, the more reasons are recognized how it can be beneficial to struggling addicts. There are a lot of misconceptions about addiction but neuroscience presents a different perspective, one that makes a lot of sense. Further [...]
Tweet Overcoming Anxiety Disorder This disorder is a general term for different kinds of mental concerns that are characterized by excessive worrying about certain things or situations that are either real or imagined. This problem can negatively affect not only the mental state of an individual but it can also have a major impact on [...]
Personality Disorder: Treatment is Crucial In general, personality disorder or PD is lifelong disturbances with periods of exacerbations and remissions that depend on life circumstances. It frequently appears through conflict with friends, loved ones and family. Apart from the disturbances in social relationships, people suffering from this problem have considerable mood dysregulation. These are hard [...]
In society today, eating disorders are not new anymore. These disorders have become more and more common among teenagers as well as adults. This phenomenon is happening all around the world.
With the changes happening in society, people are turning more vulnerable to the pressures of a developing world. Eating disorders are not only issues or obsessions about food, weight and body image anymore. They have become more complex now due and may continue to encompass other matters.One must remember that an eating disorder, no matter what its specific type is, is a serious condition that requires treatment that is long term. Due to the complex issues connected with eating disorders, they usually involve psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, and sometimes, even drug abuse.
Dual diagnosis occurs when people who are suffering from drug or alcohol addiction show symptoms of emotional or psychiatric problems at the same time – hence the terms co-occurring disorders, co-morbidity, concurrent illnesses and dual disorder are also used to describe the condition.