HOW IS DEPRESSION / ANXIETY LINKED WITH ADDICTION? | BY DR. NIHARIKA SINGH (CONSULTANT PSYCHIATRIST)



Addiction and behavioral health disorders, like depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, can be so intertwined that it’s difficult to discern if one is first and contributing to the other or vice versa. For example, someone with anxiety might also have cannabis dependence, while someone struggling with depression primarily may have an alcohol problem. This is called a dual diagnosis disorder or a co-occurring disorder.

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