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Co-Occurring Disorders | Paradigm Malibu

What Are Co-Occurring Disorders and How Are They Treated?

For a number of years, mental health experts asked themselves: does depression bring on addiction? Or does addiction bring on depression? However, what mental health researchers have found is that both can happen. Teens who struggle with mental illness can turn to drugs and alcohol to feel better, which can lead to an addiction. At…

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Dual Diagnosis | Paradigm Malibu

Dealing with Dual Diagnosis in Your Teen

  If you are a parent or caregiver of a teen who is struggling with addiction, you might also find out that your teen is depressed or anxious. Or that they have another type of mental illness in addition to their addiction. When someone struggles with two illnesses at once, it is called dual diagnosis.…

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