Learn more about co-occurring disorders, their symptoms, and treatment options that may be available.
A co-occurring disorder is a linguistic term that defines a situation involving a mental health condition as well as substance abuse disorders. The terms co-occurring disorders, dual diagnosis, and comorbid are often used interchangeably.
As a stimulant and appetite suppressant, consuming cocaine can be extremely harmful to an individual diagnosed with an eating disorder. The drug changes your metabolism, and some of the adverse effects associated with regular cocaine use include rapid weight loss, lowered appetite, and increased energy levels.
Mental health disorders and substance abuse have been treated separately in the past few years. As researchers continue to study co-occurring disorders, they have realized that both conditions must be treated simultaneously for maximum effect. Managing one condition does not necessarily mean the other condition will improve, meaning the best practices for treating co-occurring disorders are required to address both disorders at the same time. To that end, integrated treatments for co-occurring disorders are being adopted by most practitioners.
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