How to Find Out What’s Causing Your Depression

Depression impacts your life and can lead to the development of an addiction, the loss of friends or family and damage to a hard-earned career. Managing depression requires an understanding of what the root causes of your depression may be.

Depression Is a Personal Journey

The causes of depression are personal, and getting to the root causes of depression can be difficult and complex, especially if you attempt to navigate it without receiving professional treatment for depression. If you are struggling with depression and co-occurring addiction problems, uncovering the roots of both becomes even more important. The following are just a few of the reasons that individuals find themselves struggling with addiction:

  • An unresolved traumatic experience from childhood
  • A recent trauma such as an assault or the loss of a loved one
  • A divorce, breakup, loss of a job or other major life-changing event
  • Difficulty within your marriage or conflict with your family members

You need to understand just what has caused your depression or addiction, if you are to find lasting recovery. If you do not receive treatment for depression, you will find yourself relapsing when the depression starts to impact your judgment. If you do not receive adequate addiction help, you will find yourself falling into a deeper depression.

How to Find the Causes of Depression and Addiction

Comprehensive treatment programs that are matched to you and your unique needs will provide professional care and understanding. Treatment will give you the opportunity to participate in family counseling. While there may be a strong connection between your family conflict and addiction or depression you are struggling with, working through your issues in a neutral space can help everyone receive much-needed closure. Recovering effectively from depression involves learning coping skills that can prevent you from falling back into a depressive state when life becomes difficult or overwhelming. After leaving a quality rehab program you will be well equipped to handle your recovery from both your depression and addiction, and you will have the valuable life skills needed to handle everything that life throws your way.

Overcome Your Depression

If your depression has become a defining part of your life, do not hesitate to pick up the phone and call our toll-free depression helpline. Our helpline is staffed by compassionate counselors who can help you receive treatment for depression or addiction. We are here to help you live the life that you deserve. Call us today to find out more about professional treatment options.