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Depression & Addiction Treatment for Women
Depression often goes hand in hand with addiction. One of the prevailing theories explains that mood disorders, like depression, trigger drugs and alcohol abuse as the patients use them to try and improve their moods. It’s a vicious cycle where depression causes women to self-medicate leading to substance abuse and the chemical changes created by substance abuse can cause additional mental health issues.
Women struggling with the intense pain marked by depression will often use drugs or alcohol as a way to numb their emotions. Unfortunately, this often leads to addiction that leaves her trapped and ultimately unable to stop.
That is where we come in. Our Women’s treatment center for depression provides a variety of services and therapeutic practices to help women cope without having to rely on drugs and alcohol.
How We Do It: Women's Treatment Center for Depression and Addiction.
Anyone entering the women’s treatment center for depression and addiction has a clinical team that will decide which of the available treatment or combination of treatments is best suited for her. For instance, counseling and therapy may also require medication. No matter how dark things may seem initially, our accredited alcohol and drug rehab centers at Casa Capri Recovery are a beacon of hope for women struggling with depression’s deep pain. We truly believe that everyone deserves to live a life filled with joy and love—and this is exactly what we deliver to each of our clients.
We’ve seen hundreds of miracles—women who walk through our doors feeling hopeless and lost have been transformed into happy, healthy, vibrant women living lives they love again.
Our passionate and deeply committed all-female staff combined with our cutting-edge assortment of over 28 holistic and therapeutic treatment modalities, are the team and tools you’ll need for healing and happiness.
General Signs of Depression
While depression can affect both genders, studies have shown that women are twice as likely as men to experience it. The reasons have to do with cultural norms, gender expectations and socioeconomic factors and is why gender specific addiction treatment is so important.
The problem with depression is that its signs are not always noticeable. Symptoms range from low self-esteem and fatigue to pervasive apathy and loss of appetite. People with depression often suffer from insomnia and feel sad, hopeless, helpless, and worthless.
In women, depression can include some specific signs, such as:
- Appetite loss or gain;
- Difficulty making decisions or carrying out simple, daily tasks;
- Sleep disorders;
- Thoughts of suicide;
- Physical symptoms that don’t respond to treatment, such as headaches, chronic pain or digestive issues
- Drug and alcohol Abuse
There are Many Types of Depression
Harvard Medical School classifies depression as follows:
Major Depression – One of the primary signs of major depression is that the person has lost interest in what is going on around them. Even the activities that they used to enjoy don’t interest them anymore. The symptoms include changes in appetite, fatigue, and feeling worthless and even having suicidal thoughts in extreme cases.
Persistent Depressive Disorder – PDD is a long-time manifestation of sadness that has not yet reached the depths of major depression. Individuals with PDD are mostly functional, even though they may show signs of depression like changes in appetite, lack of energy, and sadness.
Bipolar Disorder – Formerly known as the manic-depressive disease, bipolar disorder is a type of mental illness where a person goes from moments of depression (with the symptoms described above) to manic episodes: feelings of grandeur, thrill-seeking, aggrandizement, etc.
Seasonal Affective Disorder – This type of depression is a consequence of the shortening of the daytime light exposure during the cold season. As the natural daily rhythms of the body change, moods are also altered, mostly due to glitches in the functioning of chemical messengers, such as serotonin and melatonin.
Types of depressions that are specific to women:
Perinatal Depression – Postpartum depression is a combination of minor or major depressive episodes that may occur during or after pregnancy (up to 12 months). This type of depression affects 1 in 7 women who gave birth and may have very serious effects on both the women and their families, including infants.
PMDD – This type of depression is, in fact, a severe form of the premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Its symptoms occur between ovulation and the start of menstruation and are similar to major depression.
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If you or a loved one has a substance addiction, please give us a call today at 844-252-5221. It’s time to heal your heart and find true happiness.
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