Co-occurring disorder. (COD) means any combination of mental health symptoms and substance use disorder symptoms or diagnoses that affect a consumer and are typically determined by the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
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Co-occurring disorder means having 1 or more disorders relating to the use of alcohol or other controlled substances of abuse as well as any serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, or developmental disability. A diagnosis of co-occurring disorders occurs when at least 1 disorder of each type can be established independent of the other and is not simply a cluster of symptoms resulting from 1 disorder.
Co-occurring disorder. (COD) means the co-occurrence of substance-related and mental disorders as described by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM-IV-TR, in which the substance abuse and mental health disorders are primary.