Dual Diagnosis: Double Trouble in Recovery – DTR Meeting Schedule, Readings

December 30, 2020 Albert N. Milliron 1

What is Dual Diagnosis? Dual diagnosis is a term used to describe a person who is diagnosed with a mental illness and substance dependency at the same time. More than half of persons who have a serious mental illness also have some form of  substance abuse. Dual diagnosis is sometime also referred to as co-occurring disorder.  It can be difficult to find treatment for someone who has a mental illness […]

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CDC Suicidal Thoughts Skyrocket up 25.5%, Substance Abuse Increases

August 13, 2020 Politisite Aggregator 0

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on Americans’ mental health, according to a new survey out Thursday from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It found elevated levels of symptoms of anxiety and depressive disorders, substance use and suicidal ideation among U.S. adults, and identified populations at increased risk, including young people, racial and ethnic minorities, essential workers and caregivers of adults. More than 40% of respondents who […]

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Are We at Risk of Developing PTSD from Coronavirus?

April 30, 2020 Albert N. Milliron 0

Can people get Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from the Coronavirus Pandemic? Many people are asking that question.  Or concerned about some of the emotional feelings they are having. Additionally, mental health workers who are not able to see their clients face-to-face are concerned that the COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating symptoms of those already diagnosed with increased levels of anxiety and/or depression.  Some practitioners are even beginning to see some […]