Alcohol Dependence And Typical Dual Diagnosis

Dual Diagnosis

Signs and symptoms of typical co-occurring disorders

The mental health problems that most regularly co-occur with chemical abuse are clinical depression, anxiety disorders, and bipolar effective disorder.

Standard signs of depression

Sentiments of helplessness and hopelessness

Loss of interest in daily tasks

Inability to experience pleasure

Appetite or weight changes Sleep alterations

Lack of energy

Unyielding feelings of worthlessness or shame

Concentration problems

Anger, bodily pain, and imprudent conduct (especially in males).

Typical signs and symptoms of mania in bipolar illness.

Sentiments of euphoria or severe irritation.

Outlandish, grandiose beliefs.

Decreased requirement for sleep.

Increased energy.

Rapid speech and racing thought and feelings.

Reduced judgment and impulsivity.


Anger or rage.

Common signs and symptoms of anxiety.

Severe tension and worry.

Feeling restless or jumpy.

Frustration or feeling "on edge".

Racing heart beat or shortness of breath.

Nausea, trembling, or lightheadedness.

Muscle tension, headaches.

Difficulty focusing attention.


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