What Should I Treat First, Depression or My Addiction?

Depression and Addiction Throughout life, everyone has bad days and low moments. We all get into a “funk” or have times when we feel the blues. While this is a normal part of life and reaction to stress or traumatic events, depression is an entirely different thing. According to the American Psychiatry Associaton, Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. The condition causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home. Depression very often leads people down the path of addiction. This could be due to self-medicating pre-diagnosis or post-diagnosis, because depression can be a trigger of stress, or because someone has become addicted to their prescription medication for their condition. Whatever the case may be, it is very important to look out for the signs of both. It is also important to know that both conditions are treatable, and should be treated at the same time. Understanding Depression Depression is much more than just feelings of sadness. Its symptoms are often debilitating, leading people to isolate from loved ones, activities they once enjoyed, their jobs and more. Above all, it can lead to death. If you or someone you love is suffering from depression, it is important to get help as soon as possible before sy...
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Conclusions: This study highlights the need for more research and interventions for one of the fastest growing subgroups within the TBI population. PMID: 31322004 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Brain Injury - Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research
Authors: Tham SW, Aaron RV, Palermo TM Abstract Objective: To investigate the trajectory of sleep deficiency after concussion and examine its role as a predictor of postconcussive symptoms (PCS) over 3 weeks and at 3 months post-concussion. Design: This was a prospective pilot study of 29 adolescents recruited from a pediatric Emergency Department (69% female, mean age = 14.0 years, SD = 1.8) following a concussion. Methods: Adolescents completed questionnaire assessments at baseline, Weeks 1, 2, and 3 on PCS and sleep patterns. Concurrently, adolescents also completed a daily diary and wore an actigraph continuous...
Source: Brain Injury - Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research
ConclusionGanglioneuromas are rarely metabolically active. However, a preoperative endocrine workup should be done to rule out other more commonly hormonally active tumors such as neuroblastomas, pheochromocytomas, and paragangliomas. If isolated dopamine secretion is found, hormonal blockade is not required preoperatively and operative manipulation and removal should be considered safe. However, one should anticipate potential emotional and psychiatric issues post-operatively due to the acute withdrawal of circulating dopamine.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionThe report aims at pointing out the possibility of undergoing this kind of surgery not only in case of pulmonary mass (on which the previous literature has focused) but also when mediastinum lesions occur, as in our case.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2019Source: NeuroImage: ClinicalAuthor(s): D.A. Pisner, J. Shumake, C.G. Beevers, D.M. SchnyerAbstractBrooding, which refers to a repetitive focus on one's distress, is associated with functional connectivity within Default-Mode, Salience, and Executive-Control networks (DMN; SN; ECN), comprising the so-called “triple-network” of attention. Individual differences in brain structure that might perseverate dysfunctional connectivity of brain networks associated with brooding are less clear, however. Using diffusion and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, we explored m...
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2019Source: European Journal of RadiologyAuthor(s): Claire Boudinaud, Armand Abergel, Juliette Joubert-Zakeyh, Mikael Fontarensky, Bruno Pereira, Benoit Chauveau, Jean Marc Garcier, Pascal Chabrot, Louis Boyer, Benoît MagninAbstractPurposeGiven the growing prevalence of obesity and metabolic syndrome, the management of hepatic steatosis, especially its quantification, is a major issue. We assessed the quantification of liver steatosis using four different MR methods, in order to determine the one that is best correlated with the reference method which consists of histologica...
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: 1 December 2019Source: Personality and Individual Differences, Volume 151Author(s): Steffen Moritz, Burghard Andresen, Mary SenguttaAbstractResearch on schizotypal personality and schizotypy has emerged as an important methodological alternative to the investigation of manifest schizophrenia. Contrary to the assumption that schizotypy/schizotypal personality is specifically associated with schizophrenia, some studies have shown that psychiatric controls at times achieve similar scores in schizotypy assessment tools to patients with schizophrenia. We compared patients with schizophrenia, depression, and ob...
Source: Personality and Individual Differences - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
With all the news media accounts and reports from governmental health organizations about the opioid epidemic, including the 70,237 drug overdose deaths in 2017, a newly emerging threat is gaining attention: use and misuse of benzodiazepines, opioid drugs and Z-drugs. Specifically, combining these three drugs can create a deadly combination that snuffs out lives. Benzodiazepine Overdose Deaths on the Rise Benzodiazepines, a class of sedative narcotic drugs including Xanax and Valium used to treat anxiety, insomnia and other disorders and classified as Schedule IV under the Controlled Substances Act by the Drug Enforcement ...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Addictions Substance Abuse Suicide Source Type: news
What is depression medication? Depression medication, also known as antidepressants, are prescription medications used to treat moderate to severe depression. When taken under the supervision of a medical professional and according to their prescribed dosage, depression medication can work well to help people manage their symptoms and lead happy, healthy lives. Depression is more than just feeling sad, or needing to be cheered up. Often times, people can become frustrated that nothing is making them feel better, when in reality depression is a chemical imbalance that needs to be treated. Depression symptoms can include: T...
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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 ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Addiction Treatment and Program Resources Alcoholism Anxiety Behavioral Addictions Depression Depression Treatment Drug Rehab Information Drug Treatment Dual Diagnosis and Eating Disorder Treatment Sober Source Type: blogs
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