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

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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.

Major Depression (Clinical Depression)
Dysthymia (Persistent Depression Disorder)
Manic Depression (Bipolar Disorder)
Postpartum Depression
Season Affective Disorder
Psychotic Depression
Premenstrual Dysmorphic Disorder
Atypical Depression
Situational Depression
Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder

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:

Feeling guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
Inability to make decisions
Changes in appetite
Fatigue and decreased energy
Avoidance behavior
Persistent sadness
Feeling empty, hopeless, or pessimistic about life
Loss of interest in activities one previously enjoyed
Headaches, muscle aches, of digestive problems that have no physical cause
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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.

Depression Treatment: What To Expect At Peaks Recovery


Comprehensive assessment
Detailed treatment plan
24-hour staffing
Dedicated medical team
Psychiatric support
Medication management
Daily physician visits


Individual Therapy
Small-Group Sessions
Recreational Therapy
Life Skills Development
Peer Support
12 Step meetings & support
Holistic Healing


Culinary Team
Transportation in program
Case management & discharge planning
Beautiful campus style living environment
Family support

Peaks Recovery Centers exclusive approach to inpatient treatment empowers men and women to leave drugs and alcohol behind them. Whether you are looking for alcohol rehab, drug rehab, our rehab program helps individuals learn and invest in new life practices, therefore they can restore and reclaim their lives.
If you are interested in Peaks Recovery Centers for yourself or a loved one, please don’t hesitate to call or fill out our form today.

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