Dual Diagnosis Definition

Term most commonly used in psychiatric care and research communities to describe the high rates of mental illness and substance use disorder comorbidities within individuals and whole patient populations. Neurobiologi-cal explanations for dual diagnosis seek to understand the interactions between the brain effects of psychoactive drugs and brain abnormalities that generate mental illness. Sometimes dual diagnosis is used to refer to the comorbidity of psychiatric illness with other biomedical conditions (e.g., mental retardation).

Anxiety and Depression 101

Anxiety and Depression 101

Everything you ever wanted to know about. We have been discussing depression and anxiety and how different information that is out on the market only seems to target one particular cure for these two common conditions that seem to walk hand in hand.

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