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How is substance use disorder treated if you also have depression?

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There are varied approaches to treating people with substance abuse plus depression. Some will need detoxification in a hospital or a clinic. Rehabilitation may include one-on-one counseling, group counseling, and support groups. Antidepressant medicines -- in combination with education to help people address and conquer the emotions that cause them to abuse drugs or alcohol -- can also be effective.

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "What illnesses often co-exist with depression?;" ''Any Anxiety Disorder Among Adults;'' ''Any Anxiety Disorder Among Children;'' "Eating Disorders;" and ''What is Depression?''

American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-V.

Fieve, R. Rodale Books, 2006. Bipolar II,

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 28, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "What illnesses often co-exist with depression?;" ''Any Anxiety Disorder Among Adults;'' ''Any Anxiety Disorder Among Children;'' "Eating Disorders;" and ''What is Depression?''

American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-V.

Fieve, R. Rodale Books, 2006. Bipolar II,

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 28, 2018

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