For those suffering from depression, finding daily balance can be a difficult challenge. Fortunately, depression is very treatable, and the majority of people with depressive disorders improve when they receive appropriate treatment.
According to The National Institute of Mental Health (NIH), over 17 million American adults have experienced a depressive episode at some point in their lifetimes. All types of people experience depression, but many may not seek help. Unfortunately, leaving depressive disorder untreated can lead to serious consequences; for both the individual with depression and their loved ones. Thankfully, individuals who seek help for depression can feel better. And, establish healthy lifestyles and mindsets that can help them throughout their lives.
Depression is more than just feeling sad from time to time. While sadness is a normal human emotion, those with depressive disorder experience life-altering symptoms as a result of sadness. Most people with depressive disorder experience recurring episodes of depression. And, during these depressive episodes, experience symptoms that affect their daily responsibilities and functions. Symptoms like these include:
Here at Delray Center for Healing, you can expect to receive an initial assessment from our physicians and psychologists to determine your depression diagnosis. And, to identify your individual needs for treatment. Typically, to receive a diagnosis for depressive disorder, a person must experience a depressive episode that’s at least 2 weeks in length. Furthermore, during these episodes, a person may experience any of the symptoms listed above.
Depressive disorder can be caused by a number of elements. Sometimes, a depressive disorder can be the result of experience. Other times, it’s the result of biology. It can even be completely unexplainable. However, we know that depression disorder can be stimulated by certain things like:
Concurring Issues: Sometimes, illness and other issues may lead to the development of depression. For example, individuals living with chronic cluster headaches and other chronic pain disorders have a higher risk of developing depression.
Present Circumstances: In many cases, depressive episodes are brought on by major life experiences. These may include a divorce, loss of a loved one, financial status, legal issues, relationship problems, and more.
DNA: A person has a higher chance of developing depressive disorder sometime in their life if they have family members that also experience depression.
Trauma: A person who has experienced traumatic situations and events in their lives are at an increased risk of also developing depression. Sadly, this is especially true for younger individuals who experience trauma as their brains are still developing and vulnerable to change.
Addiction: Depression is one of the most common concurring health conditions in people who struggle with substance abuse disorder. However, drinking or using drugs can actually make depression symptoms worse. So, it’s important to address both mental health conditions together through dual diagnosis.
The Delray Center for Healing offers a continuum of care for depression ranging from outpatient treatment to a comprehensive in-office treatment program. Therefore, we offer a safe, healing environment for individuals suffering from depression and co-occurring disorders. Additionally, our multidisciplinary approach to treatment targets every aspect of depression and the many factors that contribute to maintaining and often exasperating the condition. Furthermore, all programs are based on an extensive assessment and are tailored to the needs of the individual.
To conclude, our IOP for Depression can include a multitude of services like:
Finally, to learn more about the therapy groups and IOP for depression offered at the Delray Center for Healing, please visit http://grouptherapydelray.com/
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