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Find Help for Depression and Trauma

Find Help for Depression and TraumaDepression is the most commonly experienced symptoms among those who have had a traumatic experience that has not been resolved. The symptoms of depression are many and varied. Here are some of the most common symptoms:

  • Low energy and pervasive fatigue. Those who suffer from severe depression may find it almost impossible to get out of bed and accomplish routine duties.
  • Sleep disorders, including insomnia, early waking or excessive sleeping.
  • Loss of interest in activities the sufferer previously enjoyed.
  • Withdrawal or emotional numbness toward someone the sufferer has been close to.
  • Sadness, anxiety, unsubstantiated guilt or a feeling of emptiness and futility.
  • Irritability, restlessness and difficulty concentrating.
  • Overeating or loss of appetite.
  • Feeling worthless or helpless to make changes in the future.
  • Weeping for “no reason.”
  • Suicidal ideation or actual attempts at suicide.

Depression is debilitating at best and dangerous at its worst. The condition is often poorly understood by those around the depressed person, who may be unable to understand why he or she can’t just “shake it off” or “get over it.”

The trauma that lies at the base of this depression is also often misunderstood. While many people realize that post-traumatic stress disorder may affect a veteran returning from a war zone, far fewer understand that there are many other events that may produce trauma disorders. Physical or sexual abuse, natural disasters, sudden loss, and even such commonplace events as divorce or automobile accidents can throw a person into trauma symptoms.

Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment Help for Depression and Trauma

Often, people who suffer from depression don’t realize that this is not their normal state. Oppressive feelings have become natural to them. If you have any of the symptoms described above, you should be evaluated by a professional. If a diagnosis of depression is found, start treatment immediately. You probably have no idea how much better you can feel.

If your depression is manageable and you are able to fulfill your routine duties, outpatient therapy, possibly bolstered by an antidepressant medication such as Prozac, may be ideal. If you are feeling unable to be productive in your regular environment, if you are having suicidal thoughts, or if you have been trying to treat your depression with alcohol or other drugs, you would probably be best advised to look into residential trauma rehab centers. With a professional staff available to you 24 hours a day and intensive therapy, you can make a complete recovery. Call the toll-free number for more information on trauma rehab, and select a facility that specializes in Dual Diagnosis situation, if appropriate.