What is comorbidity?

Arif A. Karim, MD
Comorbidity is having two disorders at the same time that are linked -- usually a mental health issue in combination with an addiction problem. In this video, I will explain the concept of dual diagnosis and its complications. 
Comorbidity is the term used when two or more illnesses occur in a single person. These conditions can happen at the same time or one after the other. Comorbidity can also describe interactions between the illnesses that can worsen the course of both.

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