What Is Depression?
Addiction and depression coexist frequently, though depression itself is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. In order to be diagnosed with depression symptoms must be present for a two-week period.
However, there is hope. If you or a loved one is struggling to overcome addiction and depression, reach out to Peaks Recovery Center to discuss our Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center services. We are dedicated to the health and well-being of all adults. We care, and we are here to help.
Types of Depression
Depression disorder is a type of mood disorder that can stem from a variety of life events, or chemical imbalances in your brain. Knowing the different types of depression can help gain a better understanding as to why you or a loved one might be depressed, and what type of help they need.
Symptoms of Depression
A major depressive episode (MDE) is described as a serious and sometimes prolonged period of sadness during which the individual loses interest in everyday activities, and may experience suicidal thoughts as well as feelings of anxiety, emptiness, and worthlessness.
Symptoms of a major depressive episode might include:
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An Integrated Approach With Dual Recovery
When treating co-occurring disorders, great care must be taken to properly diagnose the patient’s complex condition and the equally demanding recovery. There are numerous therapies based on solid research that has proven to be effective in treating those with mental illness as well as addiction. A steady balance of an integrated treatment plan focused on all facets of a patient’s co-occurring disorders is necessary to generate progress. Personalized care and long-term support are the keys to managing symptoms for a healthy recovery.