Alcohol Dependence And Common Co-Occurring Disorders

Dual Diagnosis

Symptoms of typical co-occurring disorders

The mental health problems that most typically co-occur with drug abuse are clinical depression, anxiety disorders, and bipolar effective disorder.

Typical symptoms of clinical depression

Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness

Loss of interest in daily routines

Inability to experience joy

Food consumption or body weight changes Sleep alterations

Reduction of energy

Substantial emotions of insignificance or shame

Focusing troubles

Temper, bodily pain, and reckless activity (especially in males).

Typical symptoms of mania in manic depressive illness.

Sentiments of ecstasy or extreme irritation.

Unrealistic, grand beliefs.

Lowered requirement for sleep.

Intensified energy.

Quick speech and racing thoughts.

Reduced common sense and impulsivity.


Anger or rage.

Common signs and symptoms of anxiety.

Excessive pressure and emotional distress.

Feeling restless or jumpy.

Frustration or feeling "edgy".

Racing heart or lack of breath.

Queasiness, trembling, or dizziness.

Muscle group tension, headaches.

Difficulty concentrating.

Sleep problems.

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