Dual Diagnosis vs. Comorbidity

I just learned I have been misusing the term “dual diagnosis” to describe my having both bipolar and posttraumatic stress disorders. The proper term is “comorbidity” (more than one illness). Dual diagnosis is when the persun has drug/alcohol abuse also, which thank heavens to Betsy I do not. (Funny how none of us ever want to take on anyone else’s challenges! Our own seem so much more appealing!)

About cassendre

aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls “renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur” (musician/writer/actress/fine artist) Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women’s Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002). Visit: http://cassendrexavier.com
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