Articles on Dual Diagnosis

Anxiety

OCD, Tics, and Tourette Syndrome

When my son Dan’s obsessive-compulsive disorder was at its worst, he developed facial contortions, twitching throughout his body, and some noticeable tics. As if having severe OCD wasn’t frightening...
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Public Service Psychiatry

Who says psychiatry is a profession in an ivory tower, alone? The image many have of psychiatrists is that of a scholar working at the elite level of psychological...
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General

[A]Musings of a Spiritual Atheist

Musings of a Spiritual Atheist by Andrew J. Ackerman is a book about the author’s journey from addiction to recovery.  Ackerman, the self-described hard-line “spiritual atheist,” uses the book...
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Addictions

Is Adult ADHD Linked to Addiction?

The prevalence of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) greatly exceeds the prevalence of this diagnosis among the adult population. This could be, perhaps, because the disorder...
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Addictions

Living with Schizophrenia

“Your daughter has schizophrenia,” I told the woman. “Oh, my God, anything but that,” she replied. “Why couldn’t she have leukemia or some other disease instead?” “But if she...
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