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Our programs to help with depression usually involve therapy, medication, or a combination of both.

DepressionEmotional disorders and depressive disorders are typically identified by a lack of interest in daily life, or moods of melancholy. Individuals suffering from depression face a variety of mental, social, bodily, and emotional issues that all impact their thought process. Depending on the depressive disorder the extremity and length of the the emotional experience will differentiate. When left untreated, depressive disorders hinder the individual from properly functioning during their daily life. Severe depressive episode can also bring about recurring thoughts of suicide. It is important that people suffering from depression receive proper treatment for their condition before it worsens.

Major Depressive Disorder

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is also known as clinically diagnosed depression. It’s most frequent type that people actually seek treatment for. According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 15.7 million people older than the age of 18 have had at least one major depressive situation, and 10.2 million individuals experienced a major depressive episode within the last year.

Individuals afflicted with Major Depressive Disorder have experienced episodes that include a lack of interest in all activities, work, and one’s own self. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders points the the effects of MDD include:

  • Impatience
  • Feelings of sorrow, stress,hopelessness, and worthlessness
  • Decreased energy levels
  • Irregular sleep cycles
  • Alterations in appetite
  • Fluctuation in weight
  • A general lack of an interest
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • trouble concentrating
  • Impaired motor function

Major Depressive Episodes (MDE) can build up under many different situations. One example can be pregnancy, depression related to giving birth is known as postpartum or peripartum major depressive episodes. Through the pregnancy issues are building and once the baby is birthed the mother is sent into a depressive episode that can last anywhere up to a week. In other instances, for example, depression can be related to seasons. Some individuals can perform seemingly fine for nearly an entire year, but once winter rolls around, they begin to experience major depressive episodes.

Persistent Depressive Disorder

Persistent Depressive Disorder was formerly known as Dysthymia, and is classified as perpetually experiencing depressions for a period of two years or longer in adults. For children the timespan to determine Persistent Depressive Disorder is one continual year or longer. Those with Persistent Depressive Disorder experience many of the same symptoms as those with MDD, including: difficulty concentrating, fluctuation in appetite and weight, irregular sleeping patterns. Though they face the same issues, they are not classified as having MDD.

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder exists as a woman goes through her menstrual cycle, and consists of symptoms such depressions, mood swings, anxiety, stress, irritability, and self-depreciating. Women with the disorder typically will exhibit one or more of the following symptoms as well:

  • Difficulty Focusing
  • General lack of interest
  • Passiveness
  • Feeling like they have lost control
  • Irregular sleep patterns
  • Physical symptoms like breast tenderness or swelling, joint pain, muscle pain, and the sensation of bloating.

More Depressive Disorders

Any individual who doesn’t fit the full description for Major Depressive Disorder may be diagnosed with the following disorders:

Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder: Are classified as a child younger than ten years old who exhibits aggressive behavior or verbal tantrums for a period of time longer than a year. The effects are typically due to the impression of drugs, alcohol, or medication.

Depressive disorders due to other medical conditions: Classified as depressive effects due to mental effects of another clinical condition.

Other specified depressive disorder:  When the individual’s depressive symptoms are expressed as repeated brief depression, short-duration depressive events and depressive moments.

Unspecified depressive disorder: Experiencing infrequent episodes, that don’t meet the expectations for any depressive disorder.

Individuals with depression can face many destructive symptoms, that require teamwork and the efforts of others to help treat. Thankfully, our facilities provide expert treatment of depression and are capable of managing all severities of depression. We provide treatment programs for women and men with psychological disorders such as drug addiction, depression, and handle all co-occurring disorders. Each patient experiences a comprehensive assessment that allows us to uncover all contributing factors to their illness, diagnose their condition, and manage all co-occurring disorders. Each individual’s treatment is specialized and tailored to suit their specific needs.

Our programs to help with depression usually involve therapy, medication, or a combination of both. As part of our comprehensive assessment, a psychiatric evaluation is performed, which helps determine the type of depression, and the course of treatment for it. As part of a treatment, patients are usually experience Psychotherapy. This helps the patient to acknowledge their depression triggers, manage their mental issues, fight their pessimism, and dodge situations that will set off a depression trigger.

When treated early, depression disorders can be a very manageable. Through the use of multiple treatments, group therapy, and individual therapy, the individual will be taught about their condition, become aware of how the condition affects them, and what triggers depressive episodes. Through gaining knowledge, and being equipped with the correct tools, major depression, can be turned into a minor issue.


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