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Everyone can get sad occasionally. In most cases, that feeling only lasts for a little while, but depression is different. It is not something someone can just “get over. Often, someone suffering from depression is unable to figure out the reason for feeling sad or hopeless, and the symptoms of depression can make it difficult to fulfill responsibilities at work or at home. However, enrolling in a mental health treatment program can help alleviate the symptoms.

At Hammocks on the Edisto, we specialize in women’s depression treatment when the condition may co-occur with addiction. Our experienced therapists take the time to work with each patient to understand the core reasons behind depressive symptoms. To learn about the treatment options available, please call us today at 833.793.0191.

Symptoms of Depression

Feeling sad is a normal response to difficult situations. However, feeling sad or hopeless for over two weeks often can indicate that the patient is experiencing some form of depression. Depression can be challenging to identify because it can be a disorder all on its own or a symptom of another issue, such as bipolar disorder. Grief can often be mistaken as depression.

Typical symptoms of depression include:

  • Overpowering feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or pessimism
  • Irritability
  • Constant daydreaming
  • Poor hygiene
  • Loss of interest in doing activities once enjoyed
  • Lack of energy
  • Unable to sleep
  • Oversleeping
  • Digestive problems
  • Suicidal thoughts

Finding the right treatment is vital, especially if someone is using drugs or alcohol to cope with the symptoms.

Treating Depression When It Co-Occurs With Addiction

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America¹, close to 16.1 million American adults have Major Depressive Disorder, one of the most common forms of depression. Unfortunately, at the same time, there are close to 9 million adults who had a substance use disorder and co-occurring mental illness, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration². It’s necessary to address co-occurring conditions simultaneously to prevent one from returning to use after treatment.

At Hammocks on the Edisto, we don’t offer traditional dual diagnosis treatment. However, we do offer substance use treatment that can address the concerns of those with depression. We also can recommend further treatment for depression outside of our treatment program.

In the end, treatment at Hammocks on the Edisto is specifically tailored around the needs of our residents.

We’re committed to providing healing for the residents in our treatment program. To learn about our services, please find treatment at Hammocks on the Edisto today at 833.793.0191.

Finding Treatment at Hammocks on the Edisto

Depression affects each of us differently, and there is no cure-all to fix the variety of symptoms. Unfortunately, at times, depression is often a symptom of another underlying issue, such as substance use. At Hammocks on the Edisto, we specialize in women’s substance use treatment at our women’s rehab center near Charleston, SC. We have a low patient-to-staff ratio to provide support for the women in our care in the manner that they deserve. Please do not wait to find treatment for your addiction. Call 833.793.0191 today to speak with one of our trained therapists.

¹ Facts & Statistics: Anxiety and Depression Association of America, ADAA. Facts & Statistics | Anxiety and Depression Association of America, ADAA. (n.d.). https://adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/facts-statistics.

² Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2019). Key substance use and mental health indicators in the United States: Results from the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (HHS Publication No. PEP19-5068, NSDUH Series H-54). Rockville, MD: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Retrieved from https://www.samhsa.gov/data/