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What is Clinical Depression?

Depression is not a diagnosis people want to hear, but they often know it before the diagnosis. Clinical depression is another diagnosis aside from depressive episodes that people need to consider as it comes to finding the right way to treat it and find support in recovery from addiction when necessary. With help from dual diagnosis treatment center programs, people can often enjoy a stable, happy, and drug-free life. 

Learn About Clinical Depression

The mood and related symptoms to clinical depression take over a person’s daily life. It is hard to keep up with people or feel happy with what is going on in a person’s life. When symptoms occur, a person may not be able to find improvement without help from professionals. The brain and body often need treatment together to make it stick. Clinical depression is a mental health disorder with some of the following symptoms:

  • Sad feelings
  • Appetite changes
  • Sleep problems
  • Fatigue
  • Agitation or ‘slowing’ down feeling
  • Lack of focus, concentration, and memory
  • Physical symptoms like body aches, headaches, and stomach upset

Dual Diagnosis

A dual diagnosis disorder can be confirmed by trained professionals who understand mental health and addiction disorders. Medical professionals understand treatment of both at the same time is the right path for recovery. With one condition left untreated, it drives the person in treatment into relapse. Depression often leads people into substance abuse. Drugs and alcohol seem like a means to self-medicate, but it can quickly spiral out of control. A person will ultimately feel trapped and not able to get out of their situation. Programs to treat dual-diagnosis usually focus on offering medical detox, inpatient rehab, day treatments, and aftercare programs. It requires self-medicating to live a happy life for some people but finding the right combination of mindfulness, meditation, and healing is necessary. People who suffer from mental health and addiction issues often need lots of support to find healing. 

Guest House provides quality care for clients seeking support for addiction recovery. Our goal is to help you understand your diagnosis of mental health, addiction issues, and how they are all interrelated. Our recovery program is staffed by people who understand the power of addiction. For more information on sober living programs for men and women as well as recovery programs, call 855-483-7800.