Signs of typical co-occurring disorders
The mental health issues that most commonly co-occur with chemical abuse are clinical depression, anxiety disorders, and manic depression.
Standard signs and symptoms of clinical depression
Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness
Loss of interest in everyday tasks
Failure to feel joy
Appetite or body weight changes
Reduction of energy
Unyielding feelings of worthlessness or shame
Temper, physical pain, and dangerous conduct (especially in males).
Standard symptoms and signs of mania in manic depression.
Sentiments of elation or extreme irritation.
Nonrealistic, grandiose expectations.
Lowered requirement for sleeping.
Rapid speaking and racing thoughts.
Impaired judgment and impulse control.
Anger or rage.
Prevalent signs and symptoms of anxiety.
Excessive pressure and worry.
Feeling restless or jumpy.
Irritability or feeling "uneasy".
Racing heart or shortness of breath.
Nausea, trembling, or lightheadedness.
Muscle tension, headaches.
Difficulty focusing attention.