1st Step Rehab | 3 Subtle Signs of Depression and How To Cope

Last Updated: Sep 20th 2019

Reviewed by Brittany Polansky

Depression can have a serious negative effect on our lives, it can affect our relationships, careers and our physical health. Depression can also be a contributing factor when it comes to addiction. So, it’s vital to understanding the warning signs of depression. Here are some subtle signs that you may be struggling with depression. For more information about depression and addiction, contact 1st Step Rehab today.

 

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Pain

If you are dealing with depression it is not uncommon to feel physical pain. Research shows that About 75% of people who suffer from depression, also deal with recurring or chronic pain. You might experience:

  • Neck pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Headaches
  • Stomach aches
  • Sensitivity to pain in general.

 

Weight Gain

Depression sometimes leads to emotional eating, which ultimately comes with weight gain. If you find yourself binge eating on the weekends, or eating that extra piece of cake at midnight, this could be a sign of something more serious than just a sweet tooth.

 

Your Fuse Is Getting Shorter and Shorter…

Does the slightest inconvenience trigger you into a fit of rage, or alter your entire mood? This could be your depression talking. Research shows that 54% of people with depression feel hostile, grumpy, argumentative, foul-tempered, or angry.

 

1st Step Rehab

Knowing how to deal with depression and actually overcoming depression are two different things. If you need help to manage your depression, it’s important to take action. Choosing not to do anything about your depression could lead to substance abuse or addiction as a result of self-medication.

If you’re already out of recovery, depression could lead to relapse. Look for treatment centers that acknowledge co-occurring disorders and offer dual diagnosis treatment for lasting sobriety.

The link between depression and addiction is serious. If you’re struggling with either or both, then professional addiction recovery help may be necessary. At 1st Step Behavioral Health in Pompano Beach, Florida, you can confront your addiction once and for all. Contact us to begin your road to recovery right away.

 

 

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Brittany Polansky

Brittany PolanskyBrittany has been working in behavioral health since 2012 and is a Primary Clinician at our facility. She is an LCSW and holds a master’s degree in social work. She has great experience with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health diagnoses as well as various therapeutic techniques. Brittany is passionate about treating all clients with dignity and respect, and providing a safe environment where clients can begin their healing journey in recovery.