Who is guilty? Addiction Depression
Just think a little bit, what the first was: is addiction the main cause of depression or vice versa - depression is the main reason of addiction? They are intertwined so much, that this issue is really intricate to be completely discerned.
Everybody, who has encountered problem gambling on his life way, has felt the devouring depression, which can lead to the most negative consequences. And this depression can also start the compulsive gambling addiction, being the main reason of it: for example, if the particular gambler had suffered too much, he/she decided to escape from the reality into the particular betting establishment.
Depression doesn't always accompany each gambler in the gambling disease: during the winning stage, the players don't feel depression or stress; on the contrary, they are very happy because they have, at last, found the quiet shelter, where they are valued and pleased. During the losing stage of the addiction phases, the player begins to feel a nonstarter syndrome, quilt and remorse in "one pile". Such depression causes negative consequences, concerning both financial and social problems; complications can destroy a person completely: his/her psychological, emotional backgrounds' spring.
As it was stated above, depression may be the first factor, which has caused gambling addiction: individual could have been depressed before because of some affliction, which led him into the gambling abuse. But this frames are so slight, it's really hard to differentiate both states. Just take a look: gambling addiction is isolating disorder of demoralization; depression has exactly the same characteristic. But for the right treatment, the first thing, that must be done, is still to figure out, which came first. In this case, everything depends on an addict - he/she must tell everything, what he/she felt, why he/she felt it, and what feelings are roaming in his/her head at the moment.
All the feelings of addiction depression are really horrifying:
- Stress, chaos
- Sleep deprivation
- Helplessness, along with hopelessness
- Self-esteem disappearance
- Devouring sadness
- Thought of suicide
The list may be everlasting, because, unfortunately, there are lots of negative feelings and states, which people can experience. The ruining combination of addiction and depression is very hard to cure. In this battle, the first one, which must be battered, is depression. Such dual diagnosis, as addiction depression, which has its gambling as its cause, must be treated only by a specialist and with the full recovery program.