Co-occurring Disorder


Formerly called dual diagnosis or dual disorder, co-occurring disorder describes the presence of two or more disorders at the same time. It indicates that there is a substance/alcohol use disorder in addition to a mental health disorder. It is considered co-occurring disorder when at least one disorder of each type can be established independent of the other and is not simply a compilation of symptoms stemming from one disorder. The treatment for co-occurring is different than that of one diagnosis or a cluster symptom diagnosis in that while each diagnosis is treated, they are treated simultaneously. The treatment for each must go hand-in-hand to be effectively completed.

Treatment for co-occurring disorders is offered at Taylor Life Center.

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