anxiety and addiction

How Anxiety Impacts Addiction

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness among adults in the United States, yet only a small percentage of the 40 million people who suffer receive treatment. Anxiety is a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks. People who experience this intense nervous…

a doctor explaining to her patient what is dual diagnosis

Dual Diagnosis: What Is It?

You may have wondered, “What is dual diagnosis?” The short answer is that someone can have two mental issues at the same time. A somewhat common example is a person with alcohol addiction also has an anxiety disorder. What makes dual diagnosis important is that both diseases must be treated at the same time for…