Getting Both Barrels

Dual Diagnosis of Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Dual diagnosis services are treatments for people who suffer from co-occurring disorders — mental illness and substance abuse. Research has strongly indicated that to recover fully, a consumer with co-occurring disorder needs treatment for both problems — focusing on one does not ensure the other will go away.Continue reading “Getting Both Barrels”

Some Simple Facts

•The World Health Organization predicts that by 2020, mental illness will be the second leading cause of disability worldwide, after heart disease. •Major mental disorders cost the nation at least $193 billion annually in lost earnings alone, according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health‘s National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).Continue reading “Some Simple Facts”

Tourette Syndrome: Know The Basics

“Dropping F Bombs” ******* Tourette’s disorder, or Tourette syndrome (TS) as it is frequently called, is a neurologic syndrome. The essential feature of Tourette’s are multiple tics that are sudden, rapid, recurrent, non-rhythmic, stereotypical, purposeless movements or vocalizations.    What are the symptoms of Tourette syndrome?   Both multiple motor and one or more vocalContinue reading “Tourette Syndrome: Know The Basics”