Dual Diagnosis: Mental Health and Addiction

Dual Diagnosis: Mental Health and Addiction

A dual diagnosis, also called co-occurring disorders, COD, or dual pathology, means that the same patient suffers from addiction to some drug, legal or illegal, or behaviour, and at the same time suffers from another psychiatric disorder.  The fact that in the same...
Isolation and Mental Health

Isolation and Mental Health

The human brain, like the body, needs exercise: our mind is nourished by external stimuli, environmental variability, conversations with other people and even daily conflicts. All of this is necessary to maintain good mental health. However, we now live in a situation...

Mental Health DNA Testing

DNA Testing The genetic advances of the last few years have brought about a revolution that allows for the personalization of each patient’s treatment. In mental health, we have DNA tests that allow us to find out, without exposing the patient to any risk, which...

Healthy eating helps addiction recovery

Healthy eating helps addiction recovery Once an addict is in recovery, what you now put in your body can make a significant difference to your progress. In the past there was a belief that the recovering addict should feel free to indulge in sweets, cakes and fatty...