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Dual Diagnosis

Health professionals give a dual diagnosis when a patient is found to suffer from a mental health disorder along with substance addiction. When there are co-occurring disorders, each issue needs to be addressed for a full and lasting recovery. Get the facts on other disorders commonly intertwined that may require a dual diagnosis. 

Social Media Addiction and Substance Abuse

By SoberRecovery, Staff Writer

A study shows that there may be a link between the two. Continue Reading

Understanding Schizophrenia: Symptoms & Treatment

By Nina Bradshaw

Schizophrenia is an often misunderstood mental health disorder. We outline the key features. Continue Reading

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Food Addiction or Eating Disorder: The Diagnosis

By Rudolph Hatfield

Researchers hone in on the appropriate diagnosis for those who exhibit an addictive relationship with food. Continue Reading

Don't Let Me Get Me: BPD and the Desire to Self-Harm

By Nina Bradshaw

We explore why people diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder may engage in self-harming behaviors. Continue Reading

Perfectionism: Another Form of Addiction

By Chris Weldon

Though it may not be as life-threatening as chemical substances, this mental disposition can bring just as much emotional pain. Continue Reading

The 5 Most Common Co-occurring Disorders with Drugs and Alcohol

By SoberRecovery, Staff Writer

Substance abuse may actually be a symptom of having a more severe mental illness. Here are 5 disorders that tend to linger amid... Continue Reading

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Addiction and Abuse: The Never Ending Cycle

By Dominica Applegate

Most cases of verbal and physical abuse in a relationship typically involves substance addiction. Here's what you need to know ... Continue Reading

Are You Struggling with OCD?

By Benhilda Chanetsa

Check out the information we have on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and find out which celebrities struggle with it. Continue Reading

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Depression and Alcoholism: How to Treat Both

By Dominica Applegate

Substance abuse professionals assert that there is a connection between alcoholism and depression. If this is the case, just ho... Continue Reading

The Commonalities Between Sex Addiction and Drug Addiction

By Elizabeth Seward

The addiction experience can vary based on the person and circumstance, but recent research suggests a neurological connection ... Continue Reading

The Link Between Depression and Addiction

By Nancy Burgess

Depression and addiction can be a dangerous combination. See how the two diseases relate to one another and how they can be tre... Continue Reading

Zoloft Antidepressant for Treating Mental Depression

By SoberRecovery, Staff Writer

Zoloft antidepressant medication may be recommended by your doctor for treating depression. If you are new to antidepressants, ... Continue Reading

What Is the Meaning of Healthy?

By SoberRecovery, Staff Writer

Nowadays 'health' is a major topic of interest in our society. Whether you wish to maintain your health as it is, or you want t... Continue Reading

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Dual Diagnosis, Part 2

By SoberRecovery, Staff Writer

Dual diagnosis, also known as "co-occurring disorders," refers to people who have a mental illness diagnosis as well as an addi... Continue Reading

Dual Diagnosis, Part 1

By SoberRecovery, Staff Writer

Dual diagnosis, also known as "co-occurring disorders," refers to people who have a mental illness diagnosis as well as an addi... Continue Reading

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