Dual Diagnosis

 

Dual diagnosis is a term used to describe an individual who presents with a diagnosed mental illness as well as propensity to engage in addictive behaviours around alcohol, drugs, gambling porn etc. This is sometimes referred to as co-occurring disorders or comorbidity meaning two or more disorders occurring in the same individual. For example, depression and alcohol abuse are common examples of a comorbid or dual diagnosis presentation.
This course aims to appraise the learner of the many examples of dual diagnosis presentations and the appropriateĀ  therapeutic interventions of support in order to enhance outcomes.