The number of Americans suffering from depression is staggering; it is one of the most common (and severe) mental health problems facing Ohio residents today. Clinical depression is a condition causing prolonged feelings of sadness that prevent a person from functioning normally.
Sadness is a part of life. Everyone experiences loss and disappointment at certain points, but clinical depression is a prison that doesn’t fade away in time. Depression causes changes in appetite, sleep, self-esteem, relationships, and pain management. It affects the mind and the body in ways that are often misunderstood. Depression affects different people in different ways, depending on individual brain chemistry and life circumstances. Some people react to depression by lashing out at people close to them while others hide their anguish. Seeking treatment for depression through mental health programs can help people repair relationships with people they love.
People with untreated depression often experience intense feelings of guilt and inadequacy. Depression can cause low self-esteem and attachment issues. People with severe depression may experience suicidal thoughts. Seeking treatment for depression may seem inconvenient, but it can offer people a chance to get their lives back. For many people, finding the right depression treatment program such as ours at Sunrise Vista is the first step toward living a happy, meaningful life.
Depression and Mood Disorders
A mood disorder is a mental health condition that health professionals use to describe the different types of depression and bipolar disorders. Children, teens, and adults can develop mood disorders. Therapy, antidepressants, support, and self-care can be effective in treating mood disorders. Mood disorders can also be related to other health conditions. They can last anywhere from two weeks to many years.
Certain medications prescribed by doctors appear to treat the symptoms of depression by masking symptoms. People often assume that any medication prescribed by a doctor is safe. They may not think twice about occasionally taking a higher dose than has been prescribed. Unfortunately, many of these chemicals have dangerous side effects and end up causing impairments that cause people to sink deeper into depression.
Individuals without access to medical care are often unable to treat symptoms of depression. In some cases tehy may turn to self-medication. Self-medication can be dangerous because it is not monitored by a doctor or mental health professional. When a person becomes dependent on a hazardous chemical in order to feel “okay,” they stop developing coping skills and problem-solving abilities. Taking certain medications for an extended length of time causes changes in brain chemistry; these changes can increase a person’s likelihood of developing chemical dependence and exacerbate the symptoms of depression. We offer depression treatment on an inpatient and outpatient basis.
The dual diagnosis treatment program at Sunrise Vista can help patients work through co-occurring addiction and mental health issues. Our staff collaborates with a patient’s regular physician or psychiatrist (when available) to determine the best course of action for mental health and addiction treatment. We specialize in treating the following conditions:
- Personality disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Mood Disorders
Every aspect of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment is conducted in our research-based, people-centered treatment center. We offer a dual-diagnosis program and treatment for chemical dependence (if necessary).
Reach Out to Sunrise Vista Today
Coping with depression causes immense suffering. The sooner you start treatment, the sooner you can start healing. Without treatment, symptoms can progress until they are unmanageable and dangerous. A depression treatment program can help set you free. Take the first step toward a happier, more connected life by contacting Sunrise Vista in Canton, OH, online or by calling 844-942-3007.