Depression is a serious mental illness that varies in degrees and symptoms unique to the individual. As such, there are a number of options available for treatment and it is important that treatment begin as soon as possible because the longer the depression goes on, the harder it may be to control. Symptoms of Depression….
Mental Health Topics – Signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for various mental health conditions from the National Institute on Mental Health.
Coping with Traumatic Events – Resources from Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration to help with traumatic events.
Medline Plus Mental Health & Behavior – Information and guides from the National Library of Medicine.
SAMHSA Treatment Locator – Find mental health services providers in any state.
National Institute of Mental Health – Resources, guides and treatment for mental health conditions including depression, anxiety and schizophrenia.
Mental Health Disorders – Detailed guides from the National Library of Medicine.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – Resources and support for individuals and families.
National Alliance on Mental Illness – Support groups and programs from NAMI.
Mental Health Services for Veterans – Mental health support, treatment and care from the U.S. Office of Veterans Affairs.
Depression and Bipolar Alliance – Support and care for those suffering from bipolar disorder.
Find a Professional – Support for children and adolescents with bipolar disorder.
DBSA Chapters and Support Groups Non-U.S. Locations – Find support and treatment for bipolar disorder outside of the United States.
Bipolar Advocacy Support – Support for bipolar disorder in Australia.
Canada Mood Disorder Support – Treatment and support for those suffering from mood disorders in Canada.
Dual Recovery Anonymous – Help for those suffering from dual diagnosis.
Military Families and Dual Diagnosis – Help for members of the armed forces who suffer from co-occurring mental illness.
Department of Veterans Affairs – Support and information for Veterans suffering from mental illness and co-occurring disorders.
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance – Help for mood disorders including depression.
Depression Alliance UK – Help for UK residents suffering from depression and other mood disorders.
Australian Blue Pages – Depression support groups and self-help in Australia.
New Zealand Blue Pages – Depression support groups and treatment in New Zealand.
National Alliance on Mental Illness – Schizophrenia treatment locator.
State & Local Programs for Families – Providers who treat mental illness including schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia Support Groups – Help and support for those suffering from schizophrenia.
Primarily, the goal of a dual diagnosis treatment center is to effectively treat co-existing physical or mental health conditions of an addict along with their substance abuse. By treating all conditions in continuum and integrating the treatment services, many benefits can be received in dual diagnosis treatment centers that may be limited by other providers…..
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Depression affects millions of people worldwide causing grief and despair that interferes with regular routines, happiness and lifestyle satisfaction. According to the University of Michigan Health System, depression is most often recognized early in life during the late teens or early stages of adulthood. Unfortunately, the signs are often overlooked allowing the severity of the….