Our hospital specializes in treating the many people who experience mental, behavioral and substance use issues, as well as co-occurring diagnosis.
A mental illness is a disease that causes mild to severe disturbances in thought and/or behavior, resulting in an inability to cope with life’s ordinary demands and routines. There are more than 200 classified forms of mental illness. Some of the more common conditions are depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and anxiety disorders. Symptoms may include changes in mood, personality, personal habits and/or social withdrawal. Learn more.
Substance use disorders occur when the recurrent use of alcohol and/or drugs causes clinically and functionally significant impairment, such as health problems, disability and failure to meet major responsibilities at work, school or home. A diagnosis of substance use disorder is based on evidence of impaired control, social impairment, risky use and pharmacological criteria. Learn more.
The coexistence of both a mental health and a substance use condition is referred to as co-occurring diagnosis. People with mental health conditions are more likely than people without mental health conditions to experience an alcohol or substance use disorder. Co-occurring diagnosis can be difficult to address due to the complexity of symptoms, as both may vary in severity. In many cases, people receive treatment for one condition while the other remains untreated. Learn more.