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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. 

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