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South Pacific Private Podcast Series: Understanding Co-Occurring Disorders

Are you concerned that you, or someone you care about, may be suffering from dual diagnosis or co-existing mental health concerns & addiction issues? 

What is Dual Diagnosis or Cormorbidity? Comorbidity is the medical term used to describe the presence of two (or more) diseases in the same person at one time. Dual diagnosis is a commonly used term meaning that a person has co-existing or co-ocurring mental health and substance use disorders or problems. You can also read more on our website here: https://southpacificprivate.com.au/health-professionals/referrals/comorbidity-dual-diagnosis/ 

Often when a person is struggling with addiction issues there may be a co-occuring mood disorder such as depression that has fueled the development of, or exacerbated, the substance use issues, or vice versa. This results in people having problems related to both their substance use issues and their mental illness.

In this 30 minute Podcast Chris Mordue, Consultant Therapist,  and Dr. Bruce Lachter, Consultant Psychiatrist, discussed the nature of co-occurring disorders and their experiences in relation to treatment, support and recovery.

Listen to their discussion live here: https://vimeo.com/204252649