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How Are Depression and Drug Use Connected?

Depression and drug use create a complicated and difficult recovery path, especially if an individual is self-medicating their depressive symptoms or are suffering from depression and addiction concurrently. While the use of drugs or other addictive substances may seem like a bad idea from the outside, self-medicating with drugs to quell one’s symptoms is a …

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Anxiety, Depression, and Bipolar Disorder: What’s the Difference?

Mental health disorders come in many different forms, and each individual’s unique circumstances need to be handled with their own nuance and care. However, many symptoms of mental health disorders can masquerade as other diagnoses, making it difficult to uncover the most pertinent approach for recovery. Knowing the difference between anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder …

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Steps to Take After a Major Depressive Episode to Get Back on Track

Major depression can be debilitating. You may find yourself having trouble functioning, and even simple tasks may feel insurmountable. Depression often features ups and downs where you may experience two or more weeks of major depressive symptoms, and then you may start to slowly feel better, though it can take some time. Those valleys and …

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Can Seasonal Affective Disorder Happen in the Summer?

Many people already know that seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a mild form of depression that can occur because of the shorter days during winter and lack of sunlight. Getting less daylight can negatively affect mood, and spending so much time indoors can also add to SAD. But you can also have seasonal affective disorder …

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Depression and Expressing Your Emotions

Depression affects your emotions and impairs your ability to think clearly. Symptoms often include sleep disruptions, mood swings, a lack of motivation, and appetite changes. You might find yourself feeling overwhelmed or disconnected from your emotions. Your recovery can be impacted by a lack of motivation or feelings of hopelessness. There are several ways you …

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How to Fight the Quarantine Blues When You Already Have Depression

Suffering from depression is already hard enough. Maybe you’ve had to adjust medications to find the right combination or you’re getting therapy to treat your depression. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit us all. People who normally don’t struggle with depression are fighting the blues due to social restrictions and find themselves becoming increasingly isolated, lonely, …

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Substance-Free Ways to Cope With Anxiety and Depression

If you’ve been diagnosed with anxiety or depression–or maybe you’re just feeling stressed and a little down–there are things you can do to supplement any therapy or prescription medicine you might be taking. It’s often as simple as continuing your inpatient rehab activities or you finding new ways to handle stress and depression. Here are …

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