It’s not uncommon for people with mental health issues to turn to drugs or alcohol as a way of self-medicating.
Conversely, individuals who struggle with substance use are more likely to develop mental health problems. Both addiction and mental illness cause changes in the brain that can exacerbate symptoms and make it difficult to recover without professional help.
There are many different types of co-occurring mental health disorders and mood disorders, but some of the most common include:
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Borderline Personality Disorder