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Dual Diagnosis

​A dual diagnosis is given when a person has a developmental disability (significant limitations in cognitive functioning) and a mental health problem.

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Concurrent Disorders

​Concurrent disorders are co-occurring addiction and mental health problems. No one symptom or group of symptoms is common to all concurrent disorders.

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Borderline Personality Disorder

​Borderline personality disorder is a long-lasting mental health problem that causes difficulty regulating or handling emotions or controlling impulses.

About Borderline Personality Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

​Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder affects attention span and concentration and can also affect how impulsive and active the person is.

About Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Anxiety Disorders

​Anxiety is cause for concern when symptoms are persistent and severe and cause distress to the person’s daily life.

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Alzheimer's Disease or Dementia

​Dementia is abnormal brain degeneration that leads to changes in a person’s ability to think, speak, socialize and take part in daily activities.

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Addiction

​Addiction refers to the problematic use of a substance. The harms of substance use can range from mild (e.g., feeling hungover, being late for work) to severe (e.g., homelessness, disease). Treatment options for addiction include self-help, counselling, medications and withdrawal management.

About Addiction

Stress

Stress is a normal response to situational pressures or demands and is a part of everyday life. But chronic stress can lead to mental health problems and medical issues.

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Suicide

​Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one’s own death. Suicide occurs across all ages, incomes, ethnicities and social factors.

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Bipolar Disorder

​Bipolar disorder is a medical condition characterized by extreme mood swings that affect how people think, behave and function.

About Bipolar Disorder
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