Managing symptoms of depression can be a difficult burden to bear, especially alongside a substance abuse disorder. Depression can have a wide variety of effects on a person, and these don’t just include mental health symptoms. Depression can present itself through a wide range of physical symptoms as well. The way neurotransmitters in your brain work can cause physical effects, and other correlations have been found. The link between mental health disorders and physical symptoms is being studied more every day, but a good depression treatment program will work with you to eliminate these physical symptoms.
Oceanfront Recovery in beautiful Laguna Beach takes pride in offering dual diagnosis treatment to those seeking sobriety with us. When we individualize each treatment plan for a given client, we can offer relief for outside influences that could be impacting your addiction. Our modern facility, highly-trained staff, and at-home touch make us a great choice in substance abuse treatment. If you or a loved one is struggling to juggle the burdens of addiction and a mental health disorder, don’t wait. Call us at (877) 296-7477 to find out how we can help, or visit us online today.
Can Depression Cause Hives?
Hives are a raised rash on the skin’s surface, composed of red, itchy bumps. They can also feel “tingly” or even like they’re burning. Hives can be caused by various factors, including allergic reactions and exposure to extreme temperatures. Unfortunately, they can also be caused by internal factors like depression and anxiety. Depression hives, or a stress rash, can be caused by psychological unease, just like many other physical symptoms. Intense stress can also worsen existing conditions like psoriasis.
If you’re experiencing depression hives, you’re not alone. A lot of people have to deal with rashes and other symptoms when their depression becomes unmanageable. It just means that you need some extra help. Try to relax, if you can, and first eliminate any new foods or skin care products you may be using. It’s important to rule out other possible causes of hives, like allergens. If you’re still breaking out in hives and depression seems the likeliest cause, it’s time to address the root of the problem. An antihistamine can be used to ease the symptoms of hives caused by depression, but the best thing to do is to treat the depression itself.
Physical Side Effects of Depression
There are many other physical side effects that can be caused by depression. When someone’s mental health isn’t properly cared for, their physical health may suffer too. Psychological changes influence your behavior, which can, in turn, influence your overall health. In addition, your brain has a way of sending signals to the surface when it needs help. Some other examples of physical depression side effects include:
- Extreme fatigue and trouble sleeping
- A loss of libido
- Stomach issues including constipation and diarrhea
- Fluctuation in weight, muscle tone, and energy level
- Chronic pain
Seek Help at Oceanfront Recovery
Depression and hives may be hard to deal with on their own, but addiction can make things seem even more insurmountable. If the physical symptoms of depression or another mental health disorder are weighing on you, it can be difficult to focus on your recovery from substance abuse. At Oceanfront Recovery, we treat the co-occurring disorders that may be influencing your addiction. We want you to have the best shot possible at lasting sobriety, and we can give you the tools you need to achieve it. For more information about any of our treatment programs, reach out today by calling us at (877) 296-7477 or by filling out our secure online form.