Psychiatric Comorbidities

Addiction is often just the tip of the iceberg

An addictive disorder seldom occurs alone. A comorbidity or comorbid disorder is a psychiatric disorder that co-occurs with the addiction and in many cases is related to it, is conducive to it or even worsens the outcome for it.
 
Co-occurring psychiatric disorders (comorbidities) commonly occur with addictions and are treated by us concurrently during residential treatment. 

Examples of Mental Health Disorders

The following mental illnesses are examples of comorbid conditions that can occur with an addictive disorder:
  • Conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder or mania (affective disorders)
  • Stress disorders (crisis situations, acute and post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Schizophrenia spectrum disorders
  • Personality changes (impulse control disorders, personality disorders)
  • Anxiety disorders (anxieties, worrying, social phobias, panic disorder)
Against this background, it is essential not just to treat the addiction, but to incorporate an integrative concept for the treatment of all psychiatric disorders into the treatment. Our therapy focuses on the person as a whole with all their symptoms but also their resources and strengths.