Today, the dual diagnosis treatment program in Minnesota has become quite popular. Until a few years ago, there was very little knowledge about what this treatment method was about and because of the word ‘diagnosis’ people were not even sure if this was really a method of treatment or not. But now, most people who are looking for addiction treatment in Minnesota stumble upon this term frequently and indeed most counselors for substance abuse treatment in Minnesota and intervention specialists will consider whether the dual diagnosis method of treatment would be suitable for a patient or not.
To explain it in a very simple manner, dual diagnosis is a method of treating two or more coexisting conditions. In this context, one of the coexisting conditions is the addiction of the patient and the other condition could be anything that comes in the way of addiction treatment.
In most likelihood, the second condition is a mental sickness. In a treatment center in Minnesota that handles dual diagnosis treatment, the mental sicknesses that are looked into include bipolar disorder, stress and anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, etc. Each of these is looked at by a special psychiatric healer who will first assess the extent of these problems and then select a suitable treatment program.
In addition, habitual disorders could also be looked into during dual diagnosis treatment therapies. These can include an eating disorder or a phobia that impairs the addiction treatment. People with chronic disorders such as heart and kidney problems can also be handled through dual diagnostic approaches.