What is a co-occurring condition?
Co-occurring conditions is the term used to describe two or more disorders or illnesses that occur in the same person. They can exist at the same time, or one after the other. It is sometimes referred to as comorbidity. Below are some common mental health conditions that can be experienced in the same person in different combinations. It is important to know that having one of these conditions does not mean you will have another one.
- attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- autism spectrum disorders
- eating disorders
- obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- substance use disorders (smoking, vaping, using drugs or alcohol)
- thoughts of suicide
What is the link between substance use and mental illness?
How can teens get help for co-occurring conditions without getting in trouble?
Is addiction a mental illness?
How common are co-occurring substance use disorders and other mental illnesses?
Why do substance use disorders and other mental illnesses often co-occur?
Does self-medication for mental illness work?
How do I know if I have a co-occurring condition?
What should I do if someone I know needs help?