About Mood, Anxiety, Depression, and Insomnia Disorders
A substance use disorder has many effects on a person's life, especially when it comes to their mental health. Because drugs affect the neurological mechanisms in the brain, it's common for individuals with drug or alcohol addiction to experience co-occurring mood, anxiety, depression, and/or insomnia disorders. The euphoric effects of many drugs can affect sleep-regulatory systems in the brain, leading to restless sleep. Often, stimulant drugs, like cocaine, can cause anxiety, panic attacks, labile moods, and depression, leading to a hazardous mental health cycle if left untreated. In many instances, a person may have a preexisting psychological disorder that drives compulsive drug use. If you or a loved one are dealing with drug addiction and a co-occurring mood disorder, such as depression, Revival Recovery Center offers dual diagnosis treatment at our facility in Brighton, MI. Schedule an appointment online today.
What Is Substance-Induced Mood Disorders?
Substance-induced mood disorders refer to the often negative psychological effects of taking drugs or drinking alcohol. These effects can include depression, anxiety, manic behavior, or even psychosis. It can occur at any time: during active use, intoxication, or withdrawal from the drug. Substance-induced mood disorders frequently present as a type of depression, with the most common drugs contributing to this condition being alcohol, cocaine, opioids, methamphetamines, and prescription drugs. It is a vicious cycle of use, with many people using the drugs to make them feel better, with the result of it making them feel worse. That's why at Revival Recovery, we target the root psychological cause or causes of depression, anxiety, or negative emotions to help people suffering from substance-induced mood disorders. In this way, they can better understand the causes, effects, and consequences of substance abuse to create healthier behaviors and progress in their recovery.
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What Are The Signs Of Mood, Anxiety, And Sleep Disorders?
The symptoms of drug-induced mood, anxiety, and sleep disorders can manifest in different ways, but some common signs include:
- Loss of interest in activities
- Social withdrawal
- Work problems
- Emotional outbursts
- Difficulty concentrating
- Fast or irregular heartbeat
- Extreme worry
- Profuse sweating
- Sense of impending doom or danger
- A weak or tired feeling
- Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Irregular sleep cycles
How We Treat Mood, Anxiety, Depression, and Insomnia
While drug abuse can cause a mood, anxiety, or sleep disorder, it can also worsen a preexisting disorder. In some cases, a mood disorder, like anxiety or depression, is the cause of drug use. When these conditions are treated appropriately, there is a significant chance of recovery. Your consultation will take place virtually or in a private treatment room at Revival Recovery Center. Family nurse practitioner Lisa Perna will meet with you to learn about your drug use disorder, medical history, mental health, and lifestyle. Once a psychiatric diagnosis has been made, a personalized plan will be created to treat your addiction and the substance-induced mood, anxiety, and/or sleep disorder. The goal is to help you safely cease drug use and heal from mental health conditions through custom-tailored approaches. We may utilize medication and recommend psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, or a combination of treatments.
Mood, Anxiety, Depression, and Insomnia FAQ
Is addiction an anxiety disorder?
Addiction and anxiety disorders often go hand in hand, with one causing the other and vice versa. Someone with an anxiety disorder may try to treat their anxiety by self-medicating with drugs or alcohol. On the flip side of this dynamic, addiction to drugs and alcohol can cause anxiety disorders. That’s why at Revival Recovery Center we treat anxiety and addiction as a whole, to address both causes and effects.
What are the most common types of mood and anxiety disorders?
The five most common mood disorders include:
- Severe depression
- Substance-induced mood disorders
- Dysthymia (persistent mild depression)
- Bipolar disorder
- Mood disorders linked to a medical or health condition
The five most common anxiety disorders are:
- Social anxiety disorder
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
How do you know if you have an anxiety disorder?
The symptoms of anxiety disorders can vary and are unique for the person experiencing them. But a common thread of anxiety disorders is that they interfere with daily life, work, and enjoyment with constant, intrusive worry and fear. Other indicators of an anxiety disorder include irritability, fatigue, agitation, loss of mental focus, tense muscles, trouble sleeping, and restlessness.
What are the emotional signs of addiction?
Addiction can cause emotional and mental changes that often manifest in mood changes. Some emotional warning signs of addiction often include:
- Frequent changes in mood
- Manic episodes (extreme energy, racing thoughts, exaggerated behaviors)
What is drug-induced insomnia?
Drug and alcohol abuse can induce or aggravate insomnia or daytime sleepiness. These can either be caused by the drug use itself, or the drug use may exacerbate an already present sleeping problem. Because of the importance that good sleep has on mental, physical, and emotional health, if drug-induced insomnia or sleep disorders aren’t addressed and treated, they can have serious negative health effects.
Healing Starts Here
It's not uncommon for people struggling with drug addiction to experience depression, aggression, irritability, mood swings, insomnia, and even suicidal thoughts. If you or a family member is affected by a substance-induced mental health condition, take the first step toward recovery today. The team at Revival Recovery Center provides dual diagnosis treatment within a safe, faith-based environment. Reach out to our office in Brighton, MI, to book an appointment.
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