Originally posted on https://www.santecenter.com/rehab-blog/dealing-with-anxiety-and-depression/
Dealing with anxiety is difficult. Dealing with anxiety and depression at the same time proves more complex. Perhaps the biggest struggle of all is dealing with these problems and addiction at the same time. But many people with anxiety or depression self-medicate using drugs or alcohol, so you are not alone in your struggles.
A dual diagnosis disorder is a diagnosis of two or more health conditions at once. For people suffering addiction, a common dual diagnosis disorder is one including anxiety, depression or both. Thankfully, you get the help you need to recover from all of your conditions at the same time in a dual diagnosis and anxiety treatment center Texas trusts.
Anxiety is one of the most common mental health disorders in America. About one in five adults in the U.S. spends each day dealing with anxiety, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
Anxiety serves its purpose as a “fight or flight” reaction to emergencies or dangerous events. But for many of us, this response is over-reactive. Clinical anxiety occurs when you experience intense anxiety symptoms on a routine basis, as part of everyday life circumstances. Dealing with anxiety reactions on a regular basis interferes with your work, relationships, socialization, and wellness.
Because dealing with anxiety’s mental and physical effects proves so overwhelming, many people self-medicate by drinking alcohol or prescription drug abuse. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that people with anxiety experience two times greater chances of suffering addiction than people not dealing with anxiety.
Dealing with anxiety and depression is a more tangled problem than just anxiety, alone. Of course, when you add addiction to dealing with anxiety and depression, you simply tangle the problems even more. You must untangle these three behavioral conditions, to treat each one in detox and rehab. But you receive this treatment for the three conditions at the same time, using many of the same therapies and programs.
Anxiety and depression share many symptoms, such as irritability, low concentration, and disturbed sleep. Having symptoms of either condition for more than two weeks often indicates a clinical disorder of anxiety, depression or both.
Anxiety symptoms include shortness of breath, chest pain, trembling, nausea, rapid heartbeat, sweating, choking feeling, stomach pain, and dizziness. Depression symptoms include ongoing sadness, exhaustion, lost interest, appetite changes, sleep problems, feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, headaches, suicidal thoughts, stomach problems and pain. Seeing these lists of symptoms people experience when dealing with anxiety and depression help anyone understand why substance abuse occurs.
You can put your mental health problems and self-medication behind you through dual diagnosis treatment in a quality Texas detox and rehab. Other programs and therapies you need as part of this treatment include:
When you grow weary of your addiction and dealing with anxiety and depression, you need dual diagnosis treatment in a rehab program Texas trusts. This program takes place at Sante Center for Healing in Argyle. Call Sante Center for Healing now at 866.238.3154 to learn more about how you can put your dual diagnosis conditions behind you for the better life you deserve.
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