Depression or, more clinically, a depressive disorder is often seen as sadness or struggling through a difficult moment in life, but it is far more complex and intricate. Depression is a mental health condition requiring patience, care, compassion, and medical help. In searching for comfort and a way to cope, addictive behaviors are also common in those suffering from depression. In these delicate situations, receiving dual diagnosis during depression treatment for addiction can help usher a patient toward full recovery. If you are struggling with depression and addiction to drugs or alcohol, contact Avedis Detox online, or you can call us confidentially at 833.514.0579 today.
Seeing The Signs of Depression
It is estimated that 26% of Americans ages 18 and older, that 1 in 4 adults has a diagnosable mental disorder. And many of those will be struggling with more than one mental disorder at a time. For most people with depression, you will be able to see changes in how they do or do not function on a day-to-day basis. Some of the common signs of depression include:
- Changes in sleep
- Physical aches and pains
- Decrease or increase in appetite
- Inability to concentrate
- Lack of energy
- Losing interest in favorite activities
- Guilty thoughts
- Lack of ambition
- Infrequent activity or movement
- Suicidal thoughts or ideation
If any of these symptoms are present for more than two weeks in yourself or someone you care about, reaching out for help early can be a life-saving decision. There’s always hope, and there is always light, even in the darkest of hours. Avedis offers depression treatment in Los Angeles, and our skilled staff is ready to help you through your depression through a myriad of therapy techniques. We offer an array of therapy options at Avedis to help people manage depression and substance use disorder.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
People with depression may use a kind of thinking that can be characterized by negative views of themselves, their life experiences (and the world in general), and their prospects for the future. A clinically depressed person is likely to believe that they are helpless and may believe that others are judgmental and critical. CBT is a form of therapy that focuses on helping individuals identify their patterns of thinking and alter behaviors
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
One of the main goals of DBT is to teach patients suffering from depression how to live positively in the moment, how to develop healthy ways to cope with the stress and anxiety often found in life, control their emotional state, and take steps to improve their relationships with family, friends, and coworkers.
While dialectical behavior therapy was originally used to treat borderline personality disorder, it has since been adapted to care for people with a variety of other mental health conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
A holistic approach to depression treatment in our Los Angeles office focuses on healing your whole person. By addressing the depression and substances impact on your body, mind, and spirit, you may feel better in the moment and see a viable way forward to living a healthy and happy life. Holistic therapy may include finding you a healthy diet, a regular exercise routine, and engaging you in talk therapy to help you recover from depression. Join us for the following depression treatment options:
Learn More at Avedis Detox
If you or a loved one is exhibiting the signs of depression, learn how depression treatment for addiction at Avedis Detox can help. Contact us using our secure online form or call us at 833.514.0579 today.