When you suffer from a severe mental illness, everything in your daily life can be affected, from daily functions like sleeping and eating to more distressing symptoms of impaired cognition, erratic mood swings, and relationships with those you love. In essence, suffering from a mental illness decreases your ability to manage and cope with life.
Major depression and anxiety, schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can all be classified as severe mental illnesses, as reported by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The range of illnesses one can have, and the spectrum of severity, when combined with a substance abuse disorder can be especially difficult to treat.
Here are some quick facts about Dual Diagnosis:
Dual Diagnosis is a delicate problem that requires treatment that is just as sensitive. Because drugs and alcohol can both contribute to and exacerbate a mental illness, it can be hard to determine which illness facilitates the other. Multiple models have been used in treatment for Dual Diagnosis, but which one is right for you?
At Foundations Recovery Network, we have a proven effective integrated treatment plan for comorbid individuals. Our plan assesses the individual as a whole person, encompassing the mental illness and addiction. We don’t aim to treat just the problem, but we focus on the person. Call Foundations Recovery Network today and let’s get conquer Dual Diagnosis together.
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