Dual Diagnosis Co-Occurring Mental Health Issues

Symptoms of prevalent co-occurring disorders

The mental health problems that most typically co-occur with substance abuse are depression, anxiety conditions, and manic depressive illness.

Common signs of clinical depression

Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness
Lack of interest in everyday activities
Failure to experience pleasure
Food consumption or body weight changes
Sleep alterations
Reduction of energy
Strong sentiments of insignificance or shame
Attention issues
Temper, physical pain, and dangerous activity (particularly in men).
Typical symptoms of mania in bipolar affective disorder.

Feelings of ecstasy or severe irritability.
Unrealistic, grand beliefs.
Lowered need for sleep.
Intensified drinking .
Rapid speech and racing thought and feelings.
Diminished common sense and impulsivity.
Anger or rage.
Typical symptoms of anxiety.

Excessive pressure and worry.
Feeling restless or jumpy.
Frustration or feeling "wired".
Racing heart or shortness of breath.
Nausea, tremoring, or lightheadedness.
Muscle group tension, headaches.
Difficulty concentrating.
Sleep problems.
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