Typical Co-Occurring Cognitive/Emotional Illness

Symptoms of prevalent co-occurring disorders

The mental health issues that most regularly co-occur with alcohol abuse are depression, anxiety conditions, and manic depressive illness.

Typical signs and symptoms of depression

Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness
Loss of interest in daily activities

Incapacity to feel pleasure
Food consumption or weight changes
Sleep alterations
Lack of energy
Strong feelings of insignificance or guilt
Focusing issues
Anger, physical pain, and ill-advised behavior (especially in males).
Typical symptoms of mania in manic depression.

Emotions of bliss or severe irritability.
Outlandish, grand expectations.
Diminished requirement for sleep.
Intensified energy.
Quick speech and racing thought and feelings.
Impaired common sense and impulsivity.
Anger or rage.
Typical signs of anxiety.

Tremendous pressure and emotional distress.
Feeling restless or jumpy.
Irritability or feeling "uneasy".
Racing heart or lack of breath.
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Queasiness, tremoring, or lightheadedness.
Muscle group tension, headaches.
Difficulty focusing.

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