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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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Once your depression treatment is over, you can expect
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Our unique and highly specialized treatment facility helps in treating a range of mental health conditions like:
Also, we focus on quality mental health treatment modalities and evidence-based therapies for:
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At Sovereign Mental Health’s programs feature both evidence-based and holistic therapies that have already helped so many. Contact our loyal team of consultants to learn more about your depression and what treatment plan would be right for you. Chat online or call (866) 954-0529 to bring happiness back into your life today!