Recently I have discovered that I have a Substance Abuse disorder, also known as, addiction. However, I have a history of depression as well, is there a term for that?

QuestionsCategory: QuestionsRecently I have discovered that I have a Substance Abuse disorder, also known as, addiction. However, I have a history of depression as well, is there a term for that?
Julie Kinge asked 1 year ago

Yes, actually there a few different terms that refer to experiencing not only an addiction but a mental health disorder as well. The most common terms used to identify this subject are: Comorbidity and Dual-diagnosis. Having multiple mental health disorder diagnosis’s is considered to be Dual-diagnosed and Comorbidity.

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Ben Ellis answered 1 year ago

Yes, it’s known as co-occuring disorders or dual-diagnosis. For treatment you probably want an inpatient rehab that has an integrated program.

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