Dual Diagnosis Co-Occurring Cognitive/Emotional Illness

Signs and symptoms of prevalent co-occurring disorders

The mental health issues that most typically co-occur with alcohol abuse are clinical depression, anxiety disorders, and bipolar affective disorder.

Typical signs of depression

Sentiments of helplessness and hopelessness
Lack of interest in everyday activities
Incapacity to experience joy
Appetite or weight changes
Sleep alterations
Reduction of energy
Strong sentiments of worthlessness or guilt
Focusing issues
Anger, bodily pain, and ill-advised conduct (particularly in males).
Common signs of mania in bipolar illness.

Feelings of bliss or severe irritation.
Outlandish, grandiose beliefs.
Lowered requirement for sleeping.
Intensified vitality.
Quick speaking and racing thoughts.
Diminished judgment and impulse control.
Hyperactivity.
Anger or rage.
Common symptoms of anxiety.

Tremendous pressure and emotional distress.
Feeling jumpy or restless.
Frustration or feeling "edgy".
Racing heart or shortness of breath.
Queasiness, tremoring, or lightheadedness.

Muscle group tenseness, headaches.
Difficulty concentrating.
Sleep problems.

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