Treatment for Klonopin Addiction and Mood Disorders

Treatment for Klonopin Addiction and Mood Disorders

Klonopin is a drug used for short-term treatment of anxiety, depression, insomnia and epilepsy. Klonopin works by increasing the amount of certain brain chemicals that cause a feeling of calmness. Because Klonopin is highly addictive, users are at risk for dependence. Identifying and treating the underlying mood disorder that may contribute to the anxiety and depression Klonopin is prescribed for will help doctors better treat the condition with less risk of addiction.

Mood Disorders and Klonopin

Because anxiety and depression are associated with mood disorders, these symptoms are often treated with Klonopin before the underlying condition is diagnosed. Proper diagnosis and treatment for mood disorders includes both counseling and medication. Without a proper diagnosis of a mood disorder, it is easy for the patient to become dependent on Klonopin. Some symptoms of mood disorders include the following:

  • Prolonged sadness or unexplained crying spells
  • Significant changes in appetite and sleep patterns
  • Irritability or anger
  • Worry, agitation and anxiety
  • Pessimism or indifference
  • Loss of energy
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Indecisiveness
  • Inability to take pleasure in former interests
  • Social withdrawal
  • Unexplained aches and pains
  • Recurring thoughts of death or suicide

If you or a loved experiences any of these symptoms for more than two weeks, it is possible there is a mood disorder present. If you are already taking Klonopin for anxiety or depression, it is a good idea to discuss other symptoms or any family history of mood disorders with your doctor. The right combination of medications and therapy can help those with mood disorders lead a normal life, but simply medicating the symptoms with Klonopin can lead to addiction and will not provide any long-term solutions.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Klonopin Addiction and Mood Disorders

If you are diagnosed as having both Klonopin dependence and an accompanying mood disorder, your treatment facility, doctor and therapist will design a program of treatment that is right for you. These treatment programs that address all issues involved are referred to as Dual Diagnosis or integrated treatment programs. Some options for integrated treatment include the following:

  • Medically supervised detox services
  • Inpatient treatment program combining both medication and therapy
  • Identification of the underlying mental health issues that contribute to the addiction
  • Long-term and comprehensive counseling and support

Klonopin addiction with an accompanying mood disorder is more complex than either condition alone. Because of this treatment can take longer. However, knowing and appropriately treating the cause of addiction and addictive behavior brings a greater likelihood of recovery success. Treatment programs that address an underlying mood disorder in addition to the addiction treat the entire person and not just surface symptoms.

Find Treatment for Klonopin Addiction and Mood Disorders

If you or someone you love is experiencing symptoms of a mood disorder or is addicted to Klonopin, we can help. Call our toll-free helpline to learn more about the treatment programs that are right for you. We are available to talk 24 hours a day, so we are here when you need us. Break free from addiction and mood disorders today. Call now.