About Depression Treatment
We all are unhappy at times, but there is a big difference between feeling sad and struggling with depression. Whether you are dealing with these feelings yourself or watching a loved one battle depression, you can begin to feel like there is nothing you do. When those feelings of loneliness or unhappiness just won’t leave, it is time to seek out a depression treatment program.
What Is Depression?
Depression or major depressive disorder is a common mental health disorder classified by intense and prolonged feelings of loneliness, unhappiness, and loss of interest. Depression goes beyond the normal feelings of sadness that everyone experiences on occasion and is often associated with chemical imbalances in the brain. It may be brought on by hardship, trauma, or loss, but it can also be present for people who lead normal lives with little to no trauma. The symptoms of depression can range from mild to severe, but it is typically treatable.
Our Depression Treatment in South Florida
At Banyan Mental Health, we offer mood disorder treatment programs in Boca including those tailored to depression. Although over 17 million adults in the United States have experienced at least one major depressive disorder1, we understand that this disorder is different for everyone. We offer treatment for depression that is tailored to meet the specific needs of each patient so that every patient has their greatest chance of long-term success.
Patients who partake in our residential or PHP mental health program will be exposed to a variety of therapies and programs during their time with us in order to explore their depression and try to get to the root causes behind it. With one-on-one therapy sessions, patients will be able to talk privately with a trained professional. Patients will also have the opportunity to share their stories and experiences with their depression among their peers during group therapy sessions.
Because therapy alone doesn’t work for everyone, we believe that major depressive disorder treatments need to look at depression comprehensively and focus on healing patients as a whole. With both evidence-based medical treatments and holistic programs, patients will look at depression as more than just a problem with mental health. Programs like cognitive behavioral therapy, biofeedback, and yoga will allow for a greater sense of healing to promote long-term progress and improvement. Medication may also be prescribed for those who need it.
Often people who struggle with depression will also develop an unhealthy attachment to drugs or alcohol. These substances become a troubling coping mechanism that can quickly lead to addiction. When this occurs, depression treatment alone is not enough. Because of the strong correlation between depression and substance abuse, we also offer a dual diagnosis program to help patients stop abusing these substances while also working on their mental health and finding a better way to cope.
Depression can be debilitating, but it doesn’t have to be. Do not let your depression control your life or the life of someone you love any longer. Our Boca mental health services can help you or a loved one move past depression and start focusing on creating a brighter future.
If you or a loved one is in need of mental health care, let us help. You are more than your thought disorder. Start your journey forward today with us. Call us today: 877-360-1639
- NIMH – Major Depression