Topic: co-occurring disorders
The practitioner’s job is to tease apart the clinical picture to identify likely contributors to focus on in treatment.
…progress is the measuring stick. You want your patient to know the joy of a structured, purposeful life.
While it may have similarities to other disorders, the emotional dysregulation that characterizes addiction is not the same.
There’s plenty of evidence that treatment for depression works, and that people with co-occurring disorders can and do get a whole lot better.
In spite of the advances, science still struggles to understand the disease process that underlies most disorders.
As a general rule, the better the causes of a disease are understood, the more effective the treatments will be.
One aspect of Lawford’s book that makes it unique and a must read is its careful and powerful weaving of the author’s personal recovery experience with the most up-to-date scientific evidence
The workbook is based on recognized disease-model treatment principles and can integrate readily in Matrix and other established EBP treatment protocols.
Language– the words we choose for our self-talk– has a powerful influence on our brain function. Words can help us re-shape the cycle of feelings, impulses, and behaviors.