Unique things about dual digonsis:
Getting a dual diagnosis:
To get a level of care in Dual Diagnosis, one needs to meet the criteria for a mental health disorder. You can get a dual diagnosis by a qualified, psychologist, counselor, or therapist. You need to have a mental disorder besides having an addiction to drugs to get treatment.
If you have lived with an undiagnosed mental illness for a long time, then getting a Dual Diagnosis may come as a huge relief. The treatment will give your condition a sense of hope if you have put up with severe mood swings, episodes of hopelessness and sadness, suicidal thoughts, etc. The condition can be treated after it is diagnosed.
Signs and symptoms:
One needs to be evaluated by a mental health professional or addiction specialist to get a Level of care in Dual Diagnosis. There is no need to visit a psychologist or a primary care doctor.
The red flags indicate that you have some addiction problem: