Types of Depression
Common Symptoms of Depression
What are the risks of resulting drug abuse?
Government surveys indicate that for those treated for depression in an inpatient setting, the rate of death by suicide is four percent. For a person with depression who is already experiencing suicidal thoughts, adding in a substance which further impairs their ability to make rational decisions exponentially increases their risk of attempting suicide.
If a person presents in a clinical setting with co-occurring drug addiction and depression, the person must undergo detox first. Without it, symptoms and the underlying, specific causes of the person’s depression cannot be fully understood and therefore, treated effectively. Once the drug dependence is broken, the depression can be addressed, and a custom-made treatment plan can follow.
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