Depression and Addiction

How does depression cause addiction? Addiction is a common place issue amongst people who are experiencing a depressive disorder. Alcohol is classified as a central nervous system depressant. This means it will actually trigger typical symptoms of depression like sadness, lethargy and hopelessness. Many people who are depressed reach for alcohol and drugs as a way to numb the pain. This tends to lead to depression and addiction further feeding each other and each condition making the other amplified. When someone is experiencing both addiction and depression, it is often referred to as a dual diagnosis. This diagnosis can be made with a variety of mental disorders combined with different addictions, such as mental disorders (bipolar, anxiety, depression) and other forms of addiction (sex, gambling, alcohol and drugs). How can I get treated for both depression and addiction? The treatment of depression and co-occurring addiction can be very challenging. When they occur concurrently, the treatment should focus on both disorders simultaneously. A plan for your treatment takes into consideration the symptoms you experience during depression, like low motivation, low energy and the feeling of general hopelessness. During the beginning of stages of recovery, inpatient residential recovery may be considered as the best option. Especially in circumstances where the individual seeking treatment has thoughts of suicide, or has a history of self harm. An inpatient center can give 24 hou...
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Unexpectedly got off Stanford's waitlist two days ago and I still cannot sleep. I am in shock. Some background: My wife and I (no kids) had started speaking with realtors and planning a trip to San Antonio to buy a condo near the med center. Even though I am OOS (and non-traditional), I was offered in state tuition (less than 20k per year tuition and fees) at UTHSCSA with a scholarship application pending. The cost of living is very reasonable there and I really liked the med school and... Stanford (waitlist) vs. UTHSCSA Long SOM
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This study aimed to determine the relation of these neural responses during criticism and praise to perceived emotional support. Participants (n = 32) representing the full (low-to-high) range of positive schizotypy listened to and rated the self-relevance of EE-like criticism and praise and affectively neutral comments while undergoing electroencephalography. Participants completed self-report measures of schizotypy, depression and anxiety. A subset of those with a high positive schizotypy score (n = 22) completed a measure of perceived EE - lack of emotional support. Higher perceived EE - lack of emotional suppor...
Source: International Journal of Psychophysiology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Conclusions: The IMPULS study has a negative primary outcome. However, secondary outcomes indicate that the IMPULS treatment might be promising, as BE, eating pathology and depression were reduced in the IMPULS group. The initially reduced BE in the control group might represent a short-term effect from the self-observations. General impulsivity and BMI might need a longer time or more intensive treatment to change.Psychother Psychosom
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In this study, we aimed to explore the expressing pattern, clinical significance and potential function of a newly identified circRNA, hsa_circ_001569, in BC. RT-PCR was performed to detect the expression of hsa_circ_001569 in both BC tissues and cell lines. The associations between hsa_circ_001569 expression and clinicopathological features and prognosis in BC patients were statistically analyzed. Next, we investigated the effects of hsa_circ_001569 on the proliferation, apoptosis, migration and invasion in BC cells lines. The effects of abnormal hsa_circ_001569 expression on EMT pathway and PI3K/AKT pathway were determin...
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The anti-inflammatory agent infliximab may improve depressive symptoms in patients with bipolar depression and a history of childhood trauma.Medscape Medical News
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BOSTON (CBS) — Every year, several hundred babies die in sitting devices like car seats and strollers. A new study in the journal Pediatrics found many of those deaths occur when babies are left to sleep in car seats unsupervised, outside of the car. Researchers studied almost 12,000 infant sleep-related deaths and they found about 3 percent occurred in sitting devices.  Almost two-thirds of those in car seats, about one-third in bouncers and swings, and 2 percent in strollers. More than half of the deaths in sitting devices occurred in the child’s home and were more likely to occur while the baby was...
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According to results of a new study, while suicide rates have increased among all youth, there has been a steep increase in young girls.
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