Chapter 8.0: Co-Occurring Conditions
comorbidity refers to having two or more diagnosable conditions either at the same time or in close sequence.
concomitant means two of more events that occur together or in close sequence.
co-occurring problems refers to two or more difficult or challenging concerns, conditions, or events that happen either at the same time or within close proximity in time.
driving under the influence (DUI) refers to the criminal offense of operating a vehicle while impaired or intoxicated by alcohol or other substances.
dual diagnosis refers to having two diagnosable (mental) disorders at the same time or within close proximity in time.
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a diagnosable condition, meeting specific criteria, following one or more life- or limb-threatening event or one which is otherwise seriously life altering.
Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is a diagnosable neurological condition resulting from a history of chronic heavy alcohol misuse.