In this interview on La Poderosa Radio, Ana Moreno of Lucida Treatment Center talks about depression and anxiety disorders, which may co-occur with cases of substance abuse and lead to suicides. She gave an example that’s on all of our minds: actor and comedian Robin Williams. She spoke about how we can detect depressive symptoms in both young people and adults, and how the family can help coordinate treatment and help the patient to overcome these disorders.
These problems have gained renewed importance after the suicide of Robin Williams, but unfortunately this is a worldwide problem that claims more victims every day. It is estimated that by 2020 suicide may exceed deaths by homicide and those killed in wars. These problems are still treated as taboo, but they should be treated with the right tools. The 12-step program and the SMART Recovery program are two important tools used by Lucida for the effective recovery of patients.