Alcohol Dependence And Typical Dual Diagnosis

Frequently Presenting Co-Occurring Disorders

Signs and symptoms of standard co-occurring disorders

The mental health issues that most typically co-occur with drug dependence are depression, anxiety conditions, and manic depressive illness.

Typical symptoms of depression

Emotions of helplessness and hopelessness

Loss of interest in day-to-day tasks

Failure to feel joy

Food consumption or body weight changes Sleep changes

Lowering of energy

Substantial feelings of insignificance or guilt

Focusing problems

Temper, physical pain, and imprudent conduct (particularly in males).

Typical symptoms of mania in bipolar disorder.

Feelings of bliss or extreme irritation.

Outlandish, grand beliefs.

Diminished need for sleep.

Intensified vitality.

Rapid speaking and racing thoughts.

Reduced judgment and impulse control.


Anger or rage.

Common signs of anxiety.

Excessive pressure and worry.

Feeling restless or jumpy.

Frustration or feeling “wired”.

Racing heart beat or shortness of breath.

Nausea, tremoring, or lightheadedness.

Muscle tension, headaches.

Difficulty focusing.

Sleep problems.

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