Alcohol Dependence And Common Co-Occurring Disorders

Common Co-Occurring Disorders

Symptoms of prevalent co-occurring disorders

The mental health problems that most routinely co-occur with alcohol abuse are depression, anxiety disorders, and bipolar illness.

Typical symptoms of depression

Emotions of helplessness and hopelessness

Lack of interest in everyday tasks

Incapacity to feel joy

Appetite or body weight changes Sleep changes

Loss of vitality

Substantial feelings of insignificance or guilt

Focusing issues

Anger, bodily pain, and dangerous activity (especially in men).

Common indications of mania in manic depressive illness.

Emotions of euphoria or excessive irritation.

Nonrealistic, grand beliefs.

Lowered requirement for sleeping.

Intensified energy.

Rapid speech and racing thought and feelings.

Diminished judgment and impulsivity.


Anger or rage.

Common symptoms of anxiety.

Excessive tension and emotional distress.

Feeling restless or jumpy.

Frustration or feeling "wired".

Racing heart beat or lack of breath.

Nausea, tremoring, or dizziness.

Muscle tension, headaches.

Trouble focusing attention.

Sleep problems.

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