Co-occurring disorder definition

Co-occurring disorder means the co-existence of both a mental health and a substance use disorder. Co-occurring treatment is a uni­ fied treatment approach intended to treat both disorders within the context of a primary treatment relationship or treatment setting.
Co-occurring disorder means any combination of mental health and substance use disorder symptoms or diagnoses in a client.

More Definitions of Co-occurring disorder

Co-occurring disorder means a diagnosis of a substance use abuse disorder and a concurrent diagnosis of a mental health psychiatric disorder.
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 means a combination of substance use disorder or addiction and a mental or personality 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.
Co-occurring disorder means the presence of a concurrent psychiatric or medical disorder in combination with a substance use disorder.
Co-occurring disorder means a disorder that commonly coincides with mental illness and may include, but is not limited to, substance abuse, developmental disability, fetal alcohol syndrome, and traumatic brain injury.
Co-occurring disorder means an individual who has a co-existing mental illness and a substance use disorder.