Depression is a debilitating mental health disorder that can impact every aspect of your daily life. It can adversely affect relationships, career, school, and health, as well as cause impairment in daily functioning.
Getting help for depression as early as possible can help you or a loved one turn the corner and reclaim a high quality of life. Dana Point Rehab Campus delivers comprehensive residential treatment for individuals struggling with depression.
About Major Depressive Disorder
Depression is the second most common mental health disorder, affecting 17.3 million people each year, or 7% of U.S. adults. Depression often co-occurs with substance use disorders, as the substance becomes a maladaptive coping tool to numb the depression symptoms.
Depression is different from occasional bouts of sadness following a difficult life event or loss. Depression persists for two weeks or more and will present with five or more of the following symptoms:
- Feelings of sadness or hopelessness most of the time
- Changes in eating habits
- Changes in sleeping habits
- Slowed thinking and movements
- Pronounced fatigue
- Feelings of shame or guilt that aren’t warranted
- Loss of interest in your hobbies and favorite activities
- Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
- Suicidal thoughts
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Why Inpatient Depression Treatment?
When outpatient depression treatment is not providing the desired symptom relief, a more intensive program may be appropriate. Depression rehab offers a tailored, multi-dimensional approach to treat major depressive disorder.
The residential setting offers numerous benefits. The extended stay provides an opportunity to work through the core issues in a safe, supportive environment, away from daily stressors. A daily schedule of therapeutic activities provides continuity in treatment for lasting clinical results. Bonding with peers during the treatment program, such as participating in group therapy and holistic group activities, provides additional support.
What to Expect in Depression Rehab
Recovery from depression relies on multiple treatment elements that work together to provide symptom relief. These include:
Antidepressants. Medication remains the core treatment element for major depressive disorder. With dozens of antidepressants available, a doctor will prescribe the medication best aligned for the patient and his or her diagnostic features. There are various types of depressive disorders, with each one corresponding to a particular type of antidepressant. Generally, antidepressants begin to take effect in 4-6 weeks.
Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy provides an opportunity for the patient to examine and work through any contributing emotional or psychological factors, such as grief and loss, a history of trauma, or relationship struggles. Cognitive behavioral therapy is an evidence-based approach that is highly effective in the treatment of depression.
Holistic. Complementary activities can enhance the effects of the traditional therapies while also reducing stress. For this reason, residential depression programs now routinely include holistic therapies as part of the treatment plan. These activities might include meditation, yoga, art therapy, mindfulness, and massage.
It is time to get your life back!
If you or a loved one is struggling with depression, don’t suffer for another minute. Reach out to the compassionate team at Dana Point Rehab Campus today.