Common Co-Occurring Cognitive/Emotional Illness

Symptoms of typical co-occurring disorders

The mental health problems that most commonly co-occur with alcohol abuse are clinical depression, anxiety conditions, and manic depression.

Prevalent symptoms of depression

Sentiments of helplessness and hopelessness
Loss of interest in day-to-day routines
Inability to feel pleasure
Food consumption or weight changes
Sleep changes
Lack of vitality
Unyielding feelings of insignificance or shame
Concentration troubles
Anger, physical pain, and dangerous behavior (especially in men).
Common signs of mania in manic depressive illness.

Emotions of euphoria or extreme irritability.
Outlandish, grand beliefs.
Lowered need for sleep.
Escalated vitality.
Quick speech and racing thoughts.
Reduced common sense and impulsivity.
Anger or rage.
Prevalent signs of anxiety.

Severe pressure and worry.
Feeling restless or jumpy.
Irritability or feeling "wired".
Racing heart or shortness of breath.
Nausea, trembling, or dizziness.
Muscle group tenseness, headaches.
Trouble focusing.
Sleep problems.
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