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Mental disorders and substance abuse increase combined comorbidity risk by 2 times

Mental disorders and substance abuse increase combined comorbidity risk by 2 times

The symptoms of mental disorders are often witnessed among individuals who abuse drugs and vice versa. Numerous surveys have reflected and documented the comorbidity of substance addiction and mental disorders across the United States.

To grasp the nature of this comorbidity, it is important to understand that addiction is also a mental disorder. It is a complex brain disease characterized by compulsive and uncontrollable cravings for the substance of abuse. Continue reading

Drinking and mental disorders are closely linked

Drinking and mental disorders are closely linked

Alcoholism is one of the most common problems faced by numerous people all over the world. In the American culture, social drinking is so widespread that people often ignore various psychiatric and social problems associated with alcoholism. While the judicious consumption of alcohol can have a transitory positive effect on the mood of an individual, its long-term and excessive use may have a serious impact on the mental health. Continue reading

Teens using marijuana may get schizophrenic later

Teens using marijuana may get schizophrenic later

Teens are always at an increased risk of substance abuse and mental health disorders related to it. The teenage excitement is palpable in the adventurous deeds adolescents indulge in to get an adrenaline rush. Many of them, in a fit of exhilaration, also indulge in substance abuse. But they seem unaware that these deeds may have dire consequences, making them addicted for life. Continue reading