Recurrent Brief Depression

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The ARC drug and alcohol treatment center is a program that specializes in the treatment of dual diagnosis issues. We are located in Los Angeles, California. Our facility is one of the most sought after rehabilitation programs in the United States. If you would like to learn more about the various levels of care we offer call 1 877 415 4673 now.

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This section of the website is dedicated to helping people learn more about recurrent brief depression. By reading through this information you will gain a better understanding for the importance of clinical dual diagnosis approaches in treating people that exhibit signs of recurrent brief depressive disorder. We also answer the question, “What is recurrent brief depression?”

What is Recurrent Brief Depression?

Recurrent brief depression (RPD) is a type of mental disorder that is defined by signs of intermittent depressive episodes that occur for specified durations and that include the diagnostic criteria for a major depressive disorder. A chief characteristic that qualifies a person for the possibility of suffering from recurrent brief depression is that the episodes occur at least once a month for at least one year. In women, substantiated diagnosis includes that these episodes are not related to menstrual cycles. The duration of RBD episodes is typically 48-96 hours. However, these episodes are severe and commonly include suicidal ideation or a moderate to serious impairment in the activities of daily living. Many people with recurrent brief depressive disorder also report hypersomnia, anxiety and increased irritability during episodes. A severity marker for RBD is short periods of hypomania during episodes. In other words, if hypomania is included in symptomology than the recurrent brief depression is considered more serious. RBD is commonly a co-occurring disorder with alcoholism, drug addiction, drug abuse, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorders and certain personality disorders.

Complex Definition of Recurrent Brief Depression:

Recurrent brief depression is a type of depressive disorder, which is in the category of mood disorders. Recurrent brief depression is characterized by symptoms of major depressive disorder that are exhibited for short periods of time but that persist episodically for one month to one year. Recurrent brief depression is completely treatable. The primary symptoms of RBD include; hypersomnia, anxiety and increased irritability. It is thought that the irritability factor for recurrent brief depressive disorder is actually related to the heightened state of anxiety, i.e. that many people who are anxious mask their anxiety with anger.

ARC Effectively Treats Depressive Disorders and Offers Rehab and Therapy for Recurrent Brief Depression

As mentioned earlier, recurrent brief depression often co-exists with alcoholism, substance abuse and drug addiction. At the Authentic Recovery Center many of our clients have actually been attempting to self-medicate underlying psychological and psychiatric issues by using alcohol, street drugs or prescription drugs.

In many traditional drug and alcohol rehab centers, the substance abuse disorder takes precedence in the treatment process. For people that suffer from dual diagnosis this is a contraindicated approach to providing the most effective treatment available.

The reality is that alcoholism, drug abuse and drug addiction has to be treated simultaneously with the root psychological or psychiatric disorder if you want to ensure the likelihood of a successful treatment outcome. If you would like to learn more about how conjunctive clinical treatment works at ARC call 1 877 415 4673 now.

Call to Learn More about Treatment for Recurrent Brief Depressive Disorder

One of the great things about speaking with dual diagnosis counselors at the Authentic Recovery Center is that we are committed to education, support, and providing resources for people that need help. You don’t have to enroll at our facility in order to find out more about depression, depression rehab or recurrent depressive disorder therapy techniques.

If you feel like you need a little guidance for how to overcome the obstacles represented by the issues you have with depression, call 1 877 415 4673 now. Our credentialed staff can help you find local depression treatment options, learn more about our inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation options, or simply connect you with a local therapist for individualized support.

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