Depression Treatment Centers
An individual who experiences an overwhelming feeling of sadness can be victim to depression. There are many telltale signs of depression but sadness is by far the most prominent. Depression can significantly affect the way people live their daily lives and it does not only effect the person suffering from the ailment, but their loved ones as well.
Types of Depression
Health experts estimate that 350 million people suffer from depression. It is even possible that the figures may actually be higher due to the fact that many people will rarely report feelings of sadness. Nevertheless, those who have depression often find themselves struggling to understand and articulate their symptoms. There are several types of depression, including:
Postpartum depression – Otherwise known as postpartum blues, postpartum depression only occurs among women who has just given birth. Typically, the depression lasts anywhere from one to 3 days after giving birth.
Symptoms of Depression
While experts agree that the most distinguishing characteristic of depression is the inability of the individual to enjoy the thingsthat they previously enjoyed. It is not the only symptom that may point to the possibility of depression. Other symptoms include the following:
Pain or discomfort that cannot be explained nor treated by known therapeutic modalities.
Causes of Depression
Life events are one of the most common causes. These events can include childhood trauma, financial difficulties, bullying, and job problems. As well as natural disasters, loss of a loved one, jealousy, social isolation, and even problems in social relationships can. Other causes can be due to certain medications like benzodiazepines, beta-adrenergic blockers, corticosteroids, and certain contraceptives.
Depression can also result from certain organic diseases such as Addison’s disease, Lyme disease, Cushing’s syndrome, and Parkinson’s disease. It can also include multiple sclerosis, hypothyroidism, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and chronic pain. Certain substances can also lead to depression. These can include alcohol, heroin, prescription opioid analgesics, benzodiazepines, cocaine, crystal methamphetamines, inhalants, and hallucinogens.
Treating Depression, the Sprout Way
The management of depression requires an in-depth understanding of how depression can be caused. It can be caused by a variety of factors in the individual’s life. Therefore, it is imperative that individuals who may feel they are suffering from depression seek professional help in order to ascertain that the depression is not caused by a medical or organic problem. Once this has been established, the individual is then sent for a comprehensive psychological evaluation. Sprout Health Group’s clinical psychologists will help identify the possible existence of co-occurring conditions like mental illness, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and even substance abuse. Other co-occurring conditions must be adequately managed together with the depression in order to ensure a more complete and longer-lasting recovery.
When an individual enters Sprout Health Group’s treatment program they will have a better chance at recovery as well as significantly improve their quality of life. Sine depression is closely linked to mental health, the principal mode of treatment is a combination of interpersonal therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Antidepressants will also be provided to aid individuals in their recovery. Sprout Health Group also utilizes complementary therapies such as meditation and yoga, acupuncture and progressive relaxation, and exercise and nutritional counseling to provide the individual with more constructive means of managing their depression.
Depression can significantly snuff the will to survive and the motivation to really enjoy life’s greatest pleasures. At Sprout Health Group, we help individuals regain control of their lives so that they will be able to enjoy life to the fullest.