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7 Signs You’re Dealing with High-Functioning Depression

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamMedically Reviewed BySharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: June 5, 2022Updated: June 29, 2022Most people are familiar with the idea of clinical depression. People who receive that diagnosis often exhibit symptoms you can quickly pick up on as part of the disease. However, you can appear outwardly fine…

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Depression in Men: A Pandemic of the Highest Order

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 27, 2021Updated: September 27, 2021As we come out of the coronavirus pandemic, there is another pandemic that is causing damage. However, unlike coronavirus, many people don’t recognize the danger. Depression is one of the leading mental health concerns in the nation today. Unfortunately, many men…

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The Relationship Between Depression and Addiction

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 8, 2021Updated: October 8, 2021The 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…

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Importance of National Depression Awareness Week

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: October 2, 2020Updated: October 8, 2021National 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…

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Understanding Men and Depression

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 1, 2019Updated: October 7, 2021Men and depression can be a difficult combination. Male depression is a serious condition, but many men ignore it. While they might experience all of the symptoms of depression, they may refuse to get rehab treatment or stay in denial about…

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What Is Seasonal Depression Disorder?

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored BySharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: November 30, 2018Updated: December 22, 2021Many factors can cause people to suffer from depression. Some of them include drug abuse, a hostile living environment, and stress. What people don’t know is that the changing of the seasons can cause depression too.…

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Common Myths about Depression

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 19, 2018Updated: August 30, 2018According to the National Institute of Mental Health, almost 13 percent of adolescents have experienced at least one episode of major depression. Even though depression is relatively common, there is a stigma associated with it. Identifying the truths about depression can…

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Dealing with Depression

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 17, 2018Updated: May 7, 2021Dealing with depression is extremely difficult because you lack the motivation to do things that can help you. There’s a misconception about depression that people can simply pull themselves up and be happy and productive. The reality is that depression can…

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Depression and Anxiety: Is there a Connection

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 19, 2018Updated: October 8, 2021You 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 mental health disorders…