DEPRESSION DISORDER SYMPTOMS TREATMENT
In the course of recent years, mood disorders have split into two main camps: depressive and bipolar. While those who suffer from bipolar disorder must withstand a turbulent roller coaster of both manic and depressive states, those afflicted by a type of depression fight a one-sided battle against overwhelming feelings of sadness. Both conditions impact a person’s mood in a variety of negative ways, but a clear distinction must be made in order to better address the exclusive features of each problem. As diagnoses become more specific, adapted treatment plans can become more effective.
Depressive disorders are indicated by clear signs of illogical thoughts, excessive sadness, the absence of joy or pleasure and a number of behavioral symptoms that may manifest because of mental and emotional deregulation. Unfortunately, this class of mental illness is associated with a lot of negative effects on one’s health, ranging from self-injury to suicide. In some cases, people stricken with depression may seclude themselves psychologically or physically, thereby preventing a loved one from intervening and providing support. The problem can also be induced or fueled by an underlying drug addiction. In this case, both the substance dependency and the depression must be addressed simultaneously in order to prevent setbacks on either side of the issue.
Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
A new type of depressive disorder, this condition helps predict potential depression earlier in life. Diagnosed in children younger than 12 years old, the condition is characterized by frequent irritability and behavioral problems. Due to the chronic nature of most depressive and other mood conditions, it is vital to recognize the signs early to prevent these initial problems from developing into destructive behaviors as life goes on.
Major Depressive Disorder
Specific types of depression can differ in severity and duration. In the case of major depressive disorder, a person experiences a clear set of telltale symptoms that go beyond normal feelings of sadness. Defined by distinct episodes, the criteria for this condition include:
- Persistent episodes
- Each episode lasting at least two weeks or more
- Problems concentrating
- Dysfunctional changes in dietary or sleep patterns
- Diminished pleasure
- Negative thoughts, including helplessness, hopelessness and thoughts of death
- Behavioral or functional fatigue
The predominant symptom of major depression is some form of decreased interest or pleasure. Individuals may report not caring about hobbies or other life activities that were previously considered pleasurable, especially essential ones like eating. It is important for friends and loved ones to notice social or intimate withdrawal as well.
Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia)
In contrast to the more intense episodes of major depressive disorder, persistent depression can also extend throughout a person’s life. In this case, the disorder can debilitate an individual for at least two years or more. Also, while conditions may satisfy fewer criteria of a more major depression, they can still considerably impact one’s state of being, especially as they accumulate and poison the mind over time. Similar features include disproportionate eating habits, sleep disturbances, low energy, low self-esteem and cognitive dysfunction. Greater neuroticism, irritability, overall dysfunction and the accompaniment of another disorder are commonly found in serious cases and require a strong network of support to address the disorder long-term.
Due to the sheer variation of depressive illnesses, treatment for these kinds of disorders must be comprehensive and specialized to a person’s unique needs. Regardless if an individual’s depression is expressed or hidden, short or long-term or involves suicidal ideation or substance abuse, all cases should be treated with the utmost care and attention. The most important element to remember is to talk about one’s depressive thoughts if they arise. By expressing this personal struggle to others, the individual will quickly find out that he or she is not alone and can find needed resources to recover.
Depression Treatment at Sovereign
At Sovereign, we offer customized depression treatment programs to suit every patient’s needs. We are dually licensed in mental health and addiction treatment and accredited by the Joint Commission.
Our state-of-the-art depression treatment program includes residential rehab facility with individual and group psychotherapy, therapeutic activities including, yoga, meditation, art therapy and equine therapy, and medication along with both- outpatient and inpatient services.
How We Work
- The program begins right at the time of admission
- Our expert staff then conducts a thorough assessment for any potential co-occurring conditions
- Plan the right treatment for your depression and all underlying conditions
What you get
Once your depression treatment is over, you can expect
- A good recovery- Our world-class treatment program not just comprises of various therapies and medication, but we also ensure you get a healthy diet and a really good environment to make you feel at home so that the recovery process is even faster.
- Better-quality and a happier life- As soon as your body and mind starts recovering, you feel better from inside. There is so much of happiness and joy in your life, positivity in thoughts and your relations become stronger.
- Aftercare program- As a part of our aftercare program, we constantly strive to maintain your mental health, reducing the chances of relapse. So, even when you are out of our rehab, we are there to give you the required support.
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Our unique and highly specialized treatment facility helps in treating a range of mental health conditions like:
- Bipolar disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Clinical Depression
- General Anxiety Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Also, we focus on quality mental health treatment modalities and evidence-based therapies for:
- Various mental health problems
- Co-occurring disorders or addictions
- Wellness and recovery for a healthier life
We accept PPO Plans with all commercial/Private Insurances.
YOUR DEPRESSION HAS AN ANSWER – We’re Here to Help In 4 Steps
Call our 24/7 helpline or fill out our online form to have one of our admission specialists contact you.
Verify Your Insurance
Our admissions team will work with your insurance company to get you the coverage you need or go over your payment plan options.
Take the Assessment
Our clinical professionals provide an over-the-phone assessment to determine your addiction and/or mental health needs.
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