Social anxiety is a disorder that affects how people feel or deal with the social situations. Commonly known as social phobia, people with this disorder are afflicted by excessive and irrational anxiety or fear in certain social situations or during interactions with other people. Besides seriously affecting one’s personality and general life skills by triggering increased self-consciousness and nervousness, social anxiety can lead to agoraphobia, depression or other mental illnesses, when left untreated. Read more
Dual diagnosis, a condition in a patient wherein both mental and substance abuse disorders coexist, is often challenging to treat due to the complex relationship between the co-occurring disorders. To understand this relationship, one needs to consider the following issues: Read more
Being interdependent in nature, mental illness due to substance abuse and vice versa is a common concept and their coexistence is popularly known as dual diagnosis. Overall, a number of co-occurring disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and opioid addiction, depression and alcohol addiction, schizophrenia and marijuana addiction, are commonly seen.
If you or a loved one has an issue with addiction, your problem may extend further than substance abuse. Please call us for help on this matter and we will give you guidance on how to treat this problem.
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