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The Relationship Between Depression and Addiction

The link between depression and addiction is strong. Together, they create a vicious cycle that’s extremely difficult to break free from. Understanding the relationship between them shows us why co-occurring disorder treatment is so important in drug rehab programs. At Red Oak Recovery, we’re committed to helping young adult men overcome their depression and addiction.…

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Importance of National Depression Awareness Week

National Depression Awareness Week is soon to happen. This important week is usually held during the first week of May. However, people also celebrate it in tandem with National Mental Health Awareness Week, which occurs at the beginning of October. This week is an important topic that deserves recognition, as many people are suffering from…

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Signs of Depression

Depression is a devastating condition. It is a type of mental health disorder that can seem to happen for no reason. Men and women are prone to it. So are teens. When depression hits, it can feel overwhelming and impossible to deal with on your own. If you have the signs of depression, you do…

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Is My Loved One Struggling With Depression?

Is my loved one struggling with depression? This question crosses nearly everyone’s mind at one time or another. We all recognize symptoms such as our loved one not seeming to enjoy the things they used to or crying all the time. That said, at Red Oak Recovery, we try to explain that depression can take…

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Depression and Poor Health

Recent findings from the World Health Organization (WHO) say depression is now the leading cause of illness and disability across the globe. And it’s linked to other disorders and diseases, including substance use disorder, according to WHO. People are wondering, what is the link between depression and poor health. Between 2005 and 2015, the number…

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Understanding Male Postpartum Depression

Having a baby is a thrilling, amazing time in a family’s life. Unfortunately, male postpartum depression can make caring for a new infant challenging. Because men feel like they have to be happy and excited, they can feel ashamed or guilty because of their depression. With the right mental health treatment, men can heal from…

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Most Common Types of Depression

Many people who suffer from addiction have an accompanying mental health condition. Experiencing these problems at the same time can complicate the treatment required to recover successfully. For example, depression and addiction often occur together. When you’re aware of the most common types of depression, it can make finding a treatment that much easier. It…

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Depression and Anxiety: Is there a Connection

You might consider depression and anxiety to be different states. Someone who’s depressed tends to have low energy and a loss of interest in activities, while an anxious person seems very agitated and excitable. In fact, the two disorders share a connection. It’s possible to be depressed as well as anxious or to experience symptoms…

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Can a Mediterranean Diet Help Depression?

According to a new study, sticking to a Mediterranean diet and getting nutritional support could be a powerful duo when it comes to depression symptoms. Although the study was small – involving 67 participants with major depressive disorder – the results were striking: Nearly a third of those who got support from a clinical dietician…