1. Understanding psychosis


What are concurrent disorders?

Why is it important to consider concurrent disorders?

Substance use is often related to mental health.

    Substance use can trigger mental health problems.
    Substance use may worsen symptoms of an existing mental disorder.
    Substance use, or states of intoxication and withdrawal from substances, can mimic or imitate the signs and symptoms of various mental disorders.
    Substance use can hide a mental health problem that already exists.

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