Co-Occuring Behavioral Health Disorders

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Both eating disorders and addictions involve deeper rooted issues. There are many mental health issues that could be present when treating a patient. The staff at Fairwinds Treatment Center is aware of the multiple factors that can come into play when treating our patients. Below is a list of several deeper rooted disorders that have been known to be present when treating addictions and eating disorders.

Schizoaffective Disorder
A mental illness that shares the psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia and the mood disturbances of depression or bipolar disorder.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder
A mental disorder where the affected person is concerned with body image, manifested as excessive concern about and preoccupation with a perceived defect of their physical features.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
A type of anxiety disorder. It can occur after you’ve seen or experienced a traumatic event that involved the threat of injury or death.

Adjustment Disorder
An emotional and behavioral reaction that develops within 3 months of a life stress, and which is stronger or greater than what would be expected for the type of event that occurred.

Gender Identity Disorder
A conflict between a person’s physical gender and the gender he or she identifies with. For example, a person identified as a boy may actually feel and act like a girl. The person is very uncomfortable with the gender they were born.

Dissociative Identity Disorder
A mental disorder where the presence of two or more distinct identities or personality states and recurrently take control of behavior.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
A chronic condition that affects millions of children and often persists into adulthood. ADHD includes some combination of problems, such as difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior.

Antisocial Personality Disorder
A condition with a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others that begins in childhood or early adolescence and continues into adulthood

Self-Defeating Personality Disorder
A pervasive pattern of self-defeating behavior, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts. The person may often avoid or undermine pleasurable experiences, be drawn to situations or relationships in which he or she will suffer, and prevent others from helping.

Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder
A condition dealing with expectations in interpersonal or occupational situations in an obstructionist or hostile manner that indicates aggression, in non-assertive (i.e. passive or indirect) ways.

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Since 1989, Fairwinds Treatment Center has been a pioneer in dual diagnosis treatment. Both our psychiatric and clinical teams are highly specialized in identifying additional behavioral health issues that contribute to a patient’s current situation, then determine a individualized treatment plan creating a road to a lasting recovery.

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