Dual-Diagnoses: When Mental Health Issues And Alcoholism Overlap
Could your (or your family member's) alcohol addiction really be masking a wholly different disorder? It's entirely possible. This is what you need to know about dual diagnosis—when alcoholism (or any other substance abuse disorder) overlaps with a mental health issue like anxiety or depression. What causes a dual diagnosis of alcoholism and another mental disorder? Many people don't realize that substance abuse—including alcoholism—often masks a mental disorder. In many cases, the alcoholic may have started down the road toward alcoholism in an attempt to "