Dual Diagnosis

Individuals can suffer from a combination of mental health problems. Dual diagnosis is the term to describe those suffering from a mental health condition such as bipolar, depression or schizophrenia as well as having a substance misuse problem.

This link can exist for a number of reasons. Drugs and or alcohol can sometimes be used by individuals to self-medicate for the symptoms of a mental health illness and can turn into a substance misuse problem. Drugs and alcohol can also lead to, worsen or trigger new or existing mental health conditions and episodes.

Our treatment approach for dual diagnosis

Our approach to treating dual diagnosis at Nightingale Hospital London combines individualised programmes with therapies that are based on current clinical evidence. We treat these connected problems in parallel using a combination of therapies dependent on your individual needs such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) or Psychotherapy and Counselling.

We consider biological, psychological and social factors in our dual diagnosis treatment programmes. If detoxification from a chemical or substance is required we have experts in this field to carry out specialist detoxification as the first stage of treatment.

Medication can be used to help symptoms and support dual diagnosis treatment such as stabilise mood or reduce feelings of depression and anxiety or psychotic symptoms if present.

Dual diagnosis treatment tailored to you

Dual diagnosis treatments here in London can be as an outpatient, day patient or inpatient. We have the expertise to approach the support and treatment we offer in a personal and flexible way to benefit you the most in your recovery.

Through therapy and alternative approaches such as meditation, mindfulness, art therapy, sleep therapy, nutrition and physical therapies we aim to give you knowledge and coping skills for the future.

Dual diagnosis Specialists

Nightingale Hospital London has a number of Consultant Psychiatrists and Therapists that can help you with your dual diagnosis. It is vital you find a dual diagnosis specialist that you can trust and work with on your recovery. If you cannot find the information you need on dual diagnosis specialists and dual diagnosis treatment programmes we would welcome your call so you feel secure in the decisions you make moving forward.

Please contact us confidentially on 020 7535 7700 24 hours a day.