How do you treat comorbid mental disorders?

Several strategies have shown promise for treating specific comorbid conditions.

  1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  2. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  3. Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
  4. Therapeutic Communities (TCs)
  5. Contingency Management (CM) or Motivational Incentives (MI)
  6. Exposure Therapy.

Is substance abuse common in bipolar disorder?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), research suggests that as many as 30-50% of people with bipolar disorder may develop comorbid substance abuse disorder at some point in their life.

What disorders are comorbid with bipolar?

Abstract. Rates of conditions comorbid with bipolar disorder are very high, with anxiety disorders, impulse-control disorders, and drug and alcohol problems being the most distinctly over-represented conditions.

What is serious comorbidity?

Comorbidity means you have more than one illness (physical or mental) at once. There are many different causes of comorbidity. Some diseases, like obesity and diabetes or anxiety and depression, commonly overlap. There are many different theories for why certain diseases tend to be comorbid.

Can drug induced bipolar go away?

Although substance-induced disorders (depression and bipolar) subside after the biological effects of the drug fade, vulnerable individuals can develop a full-blown major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder, without proper management, psychiatric and medical complications can be fatal.

Is bipolar a serious mental illness?

Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that causes unusual shifts in mood, ranging from extreme highs (mania) to lows (depression).

What is the comorbidity rate in those with a bipolar disorder?

Table 3

Any anxiety disorder
NCS[75-77] BD 93%
NCS-R[78-80] ANY BD 75%, BP I 87%, BP II 83%-89%, ST-BD 63%-72%
WMH[81] Bipolar spectrum 63%, BP I 77%, BP II 75%, ST-BD 53%

What is the mortality rate of bipolar disorder?

Crude mortality rates (per 1000 person-years) among bipolar disorder patients were 28.5 for women (based on 706 deaths) and 30.3 for men (based on 513 deaths) compared with 14.5 for women and 14.1 for men without bipolar disorder.