What Is Dual Diagnosis?
Dual diagnosis is a concept in mental disorders relating to an individual suffering from substance use disorders alongside another mental health condition. Dual diagnosis disorders may come in different forms. That's why the Mental Health Services Administration alongside the national institute for mental health sheds light through continuous research on these mental health conditions and why they occur simultaneously.
Treatment centers are doing their best to provide the best treatment options with psychosocial approaches for people suffering from their dual diagnosis disorder. As each case may vary, there may be instances where a substance use disorder may coincide with another psychological issue, such as bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and certain eating disorders which would inhibit effective treatment for individuals.