Dual Diagnosis In Alcohol Dependent Individuals

Typical Co-Occurring Disorders

Signs of prevalent co-occurring disorders

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

Standard signs and symptoms of depression

Emotions of helplessness and hopelessness

Lack of interest in day-to-day routines

Inability to feel pleasure

Appetite or weight changes Sleep alterations

Reduction of energy

Substantial emotions of insignificance or guilt

Attention problems

Anger, physical pain, and reckless conduct (particularly in men).

Typical symptoms of mania in manic depressive illness.


Emotions of bliss or severe irritation.

Unrealistic, grandiose beliefs.

Diminished need for sleeping.


Increased energy.

Quick speech and racing thought and feelings.

Diminished common sense and impulsivity.


Anger or rage.

Standard signs of anxiety.

Excessive tension and emotional distress.

Feeling jumpy or restless.

Irritability or feeling "edgy".

Racing heart beat or shortness of breath.

Nausea, tremoring, or lightheadedness.

Muscle tenseness, headaches.

Difficulty focusing attention.


stages of alcohol withdrawal

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