Dual Diagnosis Co-Occurring Disorders

Symptoms of standard co-occurring disorders

The mental health issues that most commonly co-occur with drug abuse are depression, anxiety conditions, and bipolar affective disorder.

Standard signs of depression

Sentiments of helplessness and hopelessness
Lack of interest in everyday activities

Failure to feel joy
Appetite or body weight changes
Sleep alterations
Reduction of energy
Strong emotions of worthlessness or guilt
Focusing issues
Anger, physical pain, and ill-advised activity (particularly in males).
Standard signs of mania in bipolar affective disorder.

Sentiments of euphoria or extreme irritability.
Unrealistic, grandiose beliefs.
Diminished requirement for sleep.
Increased energy.
Quick speaking and racing thoughts.
Diminished judgment and impulse control.
Anger or rage.
Standard symptoms of anxiety.

Severe pressure and worry.
Feeling restless or jumpy.
Frustration or feeling "edgy".
Racing heart or lack of breath.
Queasiness, trembling, or lightheadedness.
Muscle group tension, headaches.
Difficulty concentrating.
Sleep problems.

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