Dual Diagnosis Symptoms
Depending on the substance and the mental health disorder, you may experience a wide variety of symptoms.
What you feel as a result of your dual diagnosis may be different from what another person feels. This difference is true even if the combination is the same.
Your journey to sobriety will be a unique one. Frequency and length of drug abuse, your mental health disorder, and many other factors may change what you experience.
Some of the most common dual diagnosis symptoms include:
- Feeling withdrawn from people you love
- Sudden or uncontrollable mood changes
- You have lost control over your substance abuse
- You need substances to feel normal
- Withdrawal symptoms have led you to relapse
- You have trouble concentrating, or you feel confused
You may experience some combination of these symptoms or others.
Several factors may alter your experience. But, one thing is true across the board: Physical and mental health impairments are possible in any dual diagnosis.
Mental health and substance abuse disorders are some of the most common conditions that cause disabilities.
Addressing and overcoming your dual diagnosis may be the key to opening up a physically and mentally healthy future. This future is a rehab program away.