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Bipolar Disorder can be a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Manic episodes followed by deep depression can disorient even the strongest of us. We are here to help sufferers and their friends and family to understand.

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No one looks forward to an inpatient stay at a depression treatment facility but the truth is that chronic sufferers will usually experience episodes of depression that seem to never go away. Prolonged depression whittles away at the self-confidence we normally use to ward off mental illness and, when that's gone, suicidal thoughts can run constantly through your mind.
Most people suffering acute depression report thoughts of suicide but are afraid to tell authorities because they fear losing control of children or because other employment of family dynamics make it difficult toget the treatment they know they need.
And a high percentage actually require dual diagnosis treatment centers because their illness some combination of drugs or alcohol.  Both are part of recurring patterns of substance abuse that we've come to call self-medication.  The abuse can require alcohol rehab programs, and mental health professionals are split over whether or not a  drug and alcohol treatment centers should address the substance abuse rehab BEFORE a patient moves on to a depression rehab facility.

Recently, holistic treatment centers have become popular to offer a dual diagnosis treatment plan that tackles both issues simultaneously.  Regardless of which approach you support, it's clear that drug and alcohol treatment is necessary for a high percentage of sufferers of chronic depression.

I share the stories of some of this site's friends, as well as my own, HERE on the blog.

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