This included aches and pains, constant worry and he often dwelled on negative thoughts. He would constantly turn things over in his mind, becoming irritable, and full of anxiety. This was the most unpleasant experience we endured as a family. There are several types of Depression. Three of them are major depression, dysthymic and manic depression disorders.
A clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and author of Prozac Backlash, Dr. Joseph Glenmullen says, “We see withdrawal symptoms that can be so severe that patients feel held hostage to the antidepressant." (qtd. in Healthy Place) Drug companies have named this phenomenon of withdrawal symptoms "Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome.” Patients coming off the antidepressants may experience symptoms such as, balance problems, flu-like symptoms, hallucinations, blurred vision, irritability, tingling sensations, vivid dreams, nervousness and melancholy. Compounding the problem is patients who go off the drug mistake these withdrawal symptoms for a return of the original symptoms. It is then very common for patients to restart the medication.
Pain killers are intended to relieve pain, cough and diarrhea. People who abuse on pain killers take them to block the brain from receiving pain messages. Their intake is much higher than normal in order for them to get the similar feeling they would to an illegal drug. There are withdrawal symptoms that can cause people to become more dependent on the drug. Usually people who abuse pain killers are people who are facing psychological problems.
Hippocrates referred to depression as “melancholia” which translates to “black bile.” His assumption was based on the medical belief of the time that imbalances of the four humors (blood, phlegm, yellow bile, and black bile) could account for all mental disorders. Freud later took the stance that depression developed as a result of unconscious or suppressed conflict. Since these historical accounts, the understanding of depressive disorders has progressed. A depressive disorder is now considered to involve a persistent sad mood that interferes with functioning in everyday life and causes changes in bodily functions. Common symptoms include a persistent sad or anxious mood, feelings of guilt, hopelessness, pessimism, or worthlessness, a loss of interest in normally enjoyable activities, sleep disruptions, a decreased or increased appetite, fatigue, suicidal thoughts, irritability, and physical symptoms such as headaches, digestive disorders, and chronic pain (Panzarino, Schoenfield, Lee, & Sheil, 2007).
According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary (2012),GAD is defined as: an anxiety disorder marked by chronic excessive anxiety and worry that is difficult to control, causes distress or impairment in daily functioning, and is accompanied by three or more associated symptoms (as restlessness, irritability, poor concentration, and sleep disturbances) The sad truth of GAD is that it is almost always present sometimes lying just underneath the surface while at other times it dominates your every thought, action and reaction. However, GAD can be improved and treated with the learning knowledge of what the symptoms, causes and warning signs
Short and long term abuse may cause irregular heartbeat, slurred speech, nausea, diarrhea, seizures, even death. According to Phoenix House common physical and behavioral signs and symptoms is inability to sleep, loss of appetite, and change in personality, paranoia, drops in school grades or skipping school. Treatment for any type of drug addiction most likely will include seeing a mental health professional or drug counselor and may include inpatient or outpatient treatment depending on the seriousness of the
For example, clients being able to focus on how deep their breaths are becoming can further aid the relaxation process. Clients become increasingly aware of their breathing rate, which slows down significantly as they become more and more relaxed. Furthermore, the hypnotist’s voice is vital as it can produce a trance state. The voice ideally should be soothing and monotone so that the client doesn’t focus on your voice but what we are trying to achieve. Similarly, the environment that your client is in is paramount to their relaxation process requiring a quiet room with no distractions is ideal.
“Other common condition treated at the center are, OCD, Social Phobia, Social Anxiety Disorder/SAD Specific Phobia, Trichotillomania, Separation-Anxiety, Hypochondriasis, Hoarding/Saving, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder. These disorders are very disabling for people who suffer from them daily.” (Anxiety Treatment Center, 2012). 2) Who presents the program or interventions? The interventions are presented by the treatment center staff. Below is a list of the doctors and therapists at the center.
I feel that any of these disorders can be either caused by depression or depression can be a symptom of them. With insomnia, people become depressed because they are generally exhausted and find it hard to get up and being so exhausted makes you very emotional and it is very hard. Anorexia is the same, a person can either be depressed because they have been picked on and they become anorexic or the anorexia depresses them because cannot control it. With all of these disorders, nature and nurture have to both be taken in to account to successfully be able to diagnose and treat these disorders. All of these disorders, and more, can be treated with cognitive-behavioral
2. Get regular psychological treatment, before, during and after detoxification. Because depressants are most commonly taken or prescribed due to mental and emotional distress, to properly treat an addiction it is important to get to the cause of the addiction. There are multiple forms of therapy, including cognitive, behavior and hypnotherapy which can help you to overcome the emotional and mental stresses which led you to the drugs in the first