Diagnosis of both substance misuse problem and mental health problems.
Two different “diagnoses” given to the same person. This term is used most often for a “severe” mental illness combined with some form of “chemical dependency” (for example, schizophrenia combined with dependence on marijuana).
A diagnosis of an emotional disorder and another disorder such as developmental delay, drug and alcohol use or a mental illness.
Terminology used in the treatment community for an individual demonstrating significant psychological problems-- separate from those generally manifested by chemically dependant individuals-- as well as being currently addicted to alcohol or other drugs. See: Chemical Dependency; Incapacity
Diagnosis of two or more different problems, for example both alcohol/drug addiction and mental illness. Eating disorder — A disorder involving food, eg anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive eating.
The co-occurrence of mental disorders and substance abuse disorders (alcohol and/or drug dependence or abuse).
Classifies individuals with a combination of mental retardation and psychiatric and behavioral dysfunction.
The presence of a substance abuse or chemical dependency diagnosis with a coexisting psychiatric disorder.
The co-existence of two conditions. Examples are depression and substance abuse, or schizophrenia and mental retardation.
A person who has both a mental illness and an intellectual disability (also known as a "developmental delay" or "mental retardation").
Dual diagnosis refers to two or more disorders affecting one person. For example, mental illness and learning disability. It is also used to indicate that a person who has been diagnosed with a mental health problem also misuses substances, such as illegal drugs, legal drugs or alcohol.
This refers to co-existing diagnoses of mental illness and substance use.
Having a substance abuse problem along with another psychiatric disorder.
Substance abuse or chemical dependency in addition to or co-existing with a psychiatric disorder.
A diagnosis that includes a concurrent substance use disorder(s) and a psychiatric disorder(s).
Literally the presence of two diagnoses at the same time. When speaking of psychotic disorders, the term is usually used to mean a person who has both a major psychiatric disorder such as schizophrenia, and a substance use or alcohol problem.
A term referring to individuals having diagnoses in one (or more) of the following: mental illness, mental retardation or developmental disabilities, or substance abuse.
A classification for an individual with severe and persistent mental illness who is simultaneously addicted to alcohol or other drugs.
A bipolar/depressive/schizophrenic who also has addiction issues. Some bipolars find themselves dueling with the cult-like views of some 12-Steppers who feel that the use of any medication constitutes an addiction.