Dual diagnosis treatment

Dual diagnosis treatment addresses not only the substance abuse or eating disorder, but the underlying psychiatric diagnosis as well. In Elements’ family of treatment programs, this means a comprehensive assessment is the first step in the treatment process. Often people have been improperly medicated for dual disorders. They may be overmedicated in the case of anxiety disorders, and this can create a backlash effect. For depression, poor treatment management can result in frustration and a sense of hopelessness. The goal of dual diagnosis treatment is to help the client develop a clear plan for the future, and where indicated, refer them to clinicians in their home town to continue treatment after discharge.

The information of magnetic resonance and nuclear imaging studies have on the brain dynamics of addiction has become a primary source of medication strategies. Brain imaging techniques helps scientists to observe drug effects while they are occurring in the brain and compare brain metabolism in drug-abusers and non-abusers. The results established that drug addiction is a disease of the brain, causing mental disorders, and pathways affecting reward and cognition.

  • Advances in Dual treatment
  • Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment
  • Advance Dual Diagnosis Treatment Models
  • Antipsychotics medication
  • Mood stabilizers medication
  • Anti-anxiety medication
  • Antidepressants medication
  • Contingency management

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