Charlotte Christianson
March 13, 2017
Mood and Addictions

Potential causes of depressive
There are many things that can associate to depression. One main one I have found to be most common is a death or loss. When you lose someone you are close to many people do not know how to let out their emotions. Another potential cause is abuse in the younger years. When a child or teen is abused, physically, mentally, or emotionally, it can affect them when they are older. Many children do not understand why that is going on until they are older. Many will ask why this did happen; it is hard to explain to them. Another major one may be the medications that you are on. Medications can alter your way of thinking and the moods that you are in. Sometimes it is hard to comprehend why medications do this but each medication is made of different things that do different things within the body. The last one that many people skip over is genetics. Genetics can play a role in many different health issues not only depression.
Treatment of Depression
There are a few ways to treat depression. One is to use medication. This may sound contradicting however; they have a few different medications out there that help with depression. Second, is to go to a psychiatrist. A psychiatrist will help you talk out your problems and work through them with you. Most people do not like to do this because it brings out feelings they do not know how to feel when they those emotions are present.

B ipolar cause
The exact cause of bipolar disorder is unknown, but several factors may be involved, such as Biological differences (2017, February 15).   People with bipolar disorder appear to have p hysical changes in their brains. (2017, February 15). The significance of these changes is still uncertain but may eventually help pinpoint causes. (2017, February 15). Genetics.   Bipolar disorder is more common in people who have a first-degree relative, such as a siblin g or parent, with the condition . (2017, February 15). Researchers are trying to find genes that may be invol ved in causing bipolar disorder. (2017, February 15). A few things that greater your chance of becoming bipolar are Having a first-degree relative, such as a parent or sibling, with bipolar disorder Periods of high stress, such as the death of a loved one or other traumatic event and Drug or alcohol abuse . (2017, February 15).
Treatments of Bipolar
About four treatments help with bipolar disorder. First, one would be a therapist. Therapist helps you talk about the issues that you are having with the disorder. Second would be support groups. Support groups can be beneficial to see how people with similar situations handle their everyday life. Third would be medication. Medications they use help the serotonin levels in your body. Some times when the disorder is so bad, they use specialized care, or hospitalization. This helps the doctors and patients get to the root of the issues and try to fix them.

Substance disorders cause
The exact cause of substance use disorder is not known ("Substance use disorder"). A person's genes, the action of the drug, peer pressure, emotional distress, anxiety, depression, and environmental stress can all be factors ("Substance use disorder"). Many who develop a substance use problem have depression, attention deficit disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, or another mental problem ("Substance use disorder"). A stressful or chaotic lifestyle and low self-esteem are also common. Children who grow up seeing their parents using drugs may have a high risk of developing substance use problem later in life for both environmental and genetic reasons ("Substance use disorder")

Treatments of Substance disorders

There are not many treatments for substance disorders. The first thing you have to do is admit you have the problem. Then you need to seek professional help to deal with the problem. It could be many different areas of professional treatment. There are rehabilitations centers that help with this. In addition, counselors will help to talk about why this happened. .

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