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Muskoka Recovery Center Discusses Depression in Recovery

Muskoka Recovery Center Discusses Depression in Recovery

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Muskoka Recovery Center believes that the use of mind altering substances changes the chemical balance of an individual and sometimes alters moods so much that many become depressed.
Muskoka Recovery Center believes that the use of mind altering substances changes the chemical balance of an individual and sometimes alters moods so much that many become depressed.

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MuskokaRecoveryCenterDiscussesDepressioninRecoveryMuskokaRecoveryCenterbelievesthattheuseofmindalteringsubstanceschangesthechemicalbalanceofanindividualandsometimesaltersmoodssomuchthatmanybecomedepressed.Muskoka,ON,Canada,July04,2012--Manypatientsindrugrehabwillalsosufferfromsomeformofdepression.“Depression”isageneraltermusedtodescribeageneralizedfeelingofsadnessor,moreformally,aseriesofmentalmooddisordersthatresultinfeelingsofsadness.Theactualdepressivesymptomsrunthegamutfrommildtosevereand,whentheyreachaparticularintensityandfrequency,canbeclassifiedasamooddisorder,suchasmajordepressivedisorder,dysthymicdisorder,substance-inducedmooddisorderorbipolardisorder(whichisoftenfollowedbyaperiodofelationormania).AccordingtomanyMentalHeathworkers,depressivesymptomscanbeattributedtopeoplewhoseconditionsfallbelowthecriterianecessaryforaformalfindingofamooddisorder.Peoplewith“depressivesymptoms”mayfeelsad,hopelessorhavethe“blues”.Patientsindrugrehabwithco-occurringdepressivesymptomsareplentifulandfullblownmooddisordersabound;arecentstudyshowedthatapproximately40%ofalcoholicsand60%ofdrugaddictsalsohadindependentmooddisorders.Thenumbersrevealthatwomenaremorelikelythanmentosufferfromaddictionplusamentaldisorder,especiallydepression.“AlthoughpeopleinourRecoveryCenterexperiencetemporaryperiodsofsadnessordepressedmood,manyareactuallysufferingsymptomsassociatedwithfirstwithdrawalthenwithBio-chemicaldistortionandwestrivetoeventuallyfindoutifamentalhealthdisorderexists”saystheDirectorofMuskokaRecoveryCenter.“Wehavefoundthattherefore,itisimportantforourtherapistsworkingwithourclientstobeawarethattheyareoftencounselingpatientswhoareexperiencingmilddepressivesymptomsorhaveanactualdualdiagnosisofaddictionandmooddisorder”sayingfurther.Inordertodevelopaneffectiveprogramfordealingwithdepressivesymptomsduringdrugrehab,MuskokaRecoveryCenterstartsthescreeningprocessformoodissuesatclientintake.AdmissionsandintakepersonnelatMuskokaRecoveryCenterhavebeentrainedtopayparticularattentiontocluesthatthepatientisalsoexperiencingsymptomsofdepression;screeningsformoodissuesthencontinuesthroughoutthecourseoftreatment.Staffatthecenterstatethat,“themainconsequenceofdepressionduringdrugrehabisthatthesymptomsmayactuallyinterferewithpatientrecoveryorprohibitthepatientfromengagingfullyinthetreatmentprocess”.TheMuskokaRecoveryTeamfindthatsomeonewhomaybehavingtroublefocusingorhasasignificantlackofenergywillnotbeabletobenefitfromthesharingofothers’experiencesingrouptherapyora12-stepmeeting.OtherpatientswillhavetroublestayingwiththeMuskokaRecoveryProgramandwillfurtherholdabeliefthattreatmentishopelessorwithdrawaltogether.AnotherMuskokaRecoveryCenterphilosophyisAddictiontoorwithdrawalfromdrugsoralcoholcanleadtosymptomsofdepression.Ifsevereenough,thesymptomscanleadtoadiagnosisof“substance-inducedmooddisorder”.Thistypeofillnesspresentsasaprominentandpersistentdisturbanceofmoodduetothepsychologicaleffectsofdrugsand/oralcohol.Substance-inducedmooddisordercanpresentasmania,depressionoracombinationofthetwo.Inalcoholics,thedisordertypicallypresentsonlyduringwithdrawalandresultsinadepressedmood,anxiety,lackofappetite,difficultyconcentrating,sleepdisturbance,orparanoia.Thesesymptomsaresharedbymostdrugaddictsduringwithdrawalaswell.Howeverinthosewhoareaddictedtoopioids,suchasheroinaddicts,thedisordercanpresentduringeitheruseorwithdrawal,withsymptomsduringusepresentingas

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