Dual Diagnosis : How to Overcome the Challenges of Dual Diagnosis
Dual diagnosis is a common phenomenon affecting the modern day societies of the world. What is really responsible for the syndrome? There are a few reasons why many societies are witnessing the problem. But what is the meaning of dual diagnosis? How do we deal with the challenges associated with dual diagnosis? To start with, Dual diagnosis can be referred to as that condition that brings about the simultaneous existence and mental illness at the same time, a problem which assumes a dual nature. This condition appears to look like something that can further lead to more heterogeneous problem. However, the issue has led to many debates whether it is possible for someone to suffer similar faith of dual problems and yet still be referred to as a single problem. Experience has however shown that it is very possible for an individual to suffer problems that assume a dual nature other than a single problem. In the distant example we have problems associated with dual diagnosis to be seen to manifest in critical conditions like alcoholism and depression. This is a very good example of a problem that has to do with dual diagnosis. The condition can also be seen in a more serious mental illness like schizophrenia and psychosis. It can also manifest in conditions that has to do with substance misuse when it leads to development of certain disorders too, for instance, when an individual over use cannabis. Other forms of disorders that can lead to dual diagnosis problems are panic disorders, generalized anxiety disorders, and over dependence on drugs. It is however to be noted that substance abuse can on its own lead to a problems which can be regarded as self induced and it exist separately from a pre-existing mental illness or psychiatric. Persons with dual diagnosis problems always face complexities of problems such as a high rate of relapse, frequent hospitalization is a common phenomenon for some parts of the world, it can further lead to homelessness and can even further worsen to non-conforming societal behavior which is abhorred in contacting dreadful diseases such as HIV AIDS, Hepatitis and other sexually transmittable diseases. The causes of co-occurring disorders are yet to be fully determined, but there are several propositions and theories that have been put forward by experts in the field of diagnosis.
- Paperback | 38 pages
- 152 x 229 x 3mm | 77g
- 27 Nov 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About Patricia a Carlisle
Patricia A. Carlisle, MSW, CBT Patricia Carlisle- a Master in Social Work and Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) gives out an expression of how important it is for an individual to take into consideration the concept of self-assessment to know what human, technical and conceptual skills they posses to perform or to achieve what they desire, or to deal with everyday life. However, every particular group of people has their own unique set of ideas, traditions and events including the frame of mind according to which people perform but there are many who faces problems and fail to maintain a healthy mind set affecting their behaviors and performance to those around them. People like Patricia Carlisle are among those who have felt this urge of serving people and helping them out of their mental crisis towards a healthy life. She has experienced some close encounters in her personal life regarding mental health issues in her family and friends that has encouraged her to pursue this as her career. Currently Patricia Carlisle is serving as a Certified On-Line Cognitive Behavioral Therapist with an extensive 15years of experience using Cognitive-Behavior Therapy Techniques. She envisions a world where everyone gets mental health treatment with no mental health stigma and to make it real she has already set up her own Holistic Measure Online Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare Company after retiring from The Nord Center in The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) Dept for 5 years and Murtis H. Taylor Mental Health Center as a mental health counselor, psychological support technician and case manager for 10 years to emulsify her skills more professionally. Along with this, she has wrote down her passion as a clinician in 25 or more short books to help individuals and families get their life back, freeing them of the restraints of negative thinking, anxiety and depression by using different approaches. She is highly appreciated among her clients for her flexibility and professionalism of dealing with them graciously. To reach her, make use of her direct website address: http: //therapist2013.wix.com/e-therapy . As she is ready to inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best online health care through comprehensive practice, education and research.