One of the biggest challenges in diagnosing and treating addiction is that it is so often accompanied by other disorders—including a wide range of mental health issues. It can be tough to identify which symptoms stem from addiction and which emanate from the co-occurring mental health condition. What’s more, it’s important for clinicians to ensure they know the underlying, root cause—that they’re not just treating surface-level issues.
But what are some of the mental health disorders that are most common among those in addiction recovery? In this post, we’ll highlight eight of them.
The precise relationship between addiction and these co-occurring mental health disorders can be hard to untangle—which is why a trained, clinical specialist is needed to identify the underlying problem and recommend treatment. The practice of dual diagnosis is relevant here. Basically, dual diagnosis is all about identifying and treating addiction and any related mental health disorders simultaneously.
If you struggle with addiction and wonder if there is also a component of depression, anxiety, or some other mental health disorder, it’s important to find a rehab center that offers dual diagnosis care. That’s something we can provide at Experience Recovery, located in Orange County, California. Reach out to us today to discuss our dual diagnosis care standards.
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