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Alcohol Dependence And Typical Co Occurring Disorders

Dual Diagnosis

Signs and symptoms of standard co-occurring disorders

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

Prevalent symptoms of clinical depression

Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness

Lack of interest in daily tasks


Inability to feel pleasure

Appetite or body weight changes Sleep alterations

Lowering of vitality

Strong emotions of worthlessness or shame

Attention issues

Anger, physical pain, and dangerous behavior (especially in males).

Prevalent signs of mania in bipolar affective disorder.

Emotions of ecstasy or severe irritability.

Outlandish, grand expectations.

Diminished need for sleeping.

Intensified vitality.


Quick speaking and racing thought and feelings.

Impaired common sense and impulse control.


Anger or rage.

Prevalent signs of anxiety.

Severe tension and worry.

Feeling restless or jumpy.

Frustration or feeling "uneasy".

Racing heart or shortness of breath.

Nausea, trembling, or lightheadedness.

Muscle group tenseness, headaches.

Difficulty concentrating.


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