Getting Depression Help
If you’re suffering, then seek out depression help today from Synergy Health Programs. We work hard to ensure that our therapeutic programs are optimized to each of our patient’s needs.
Depression doesn’t discriminate. People of all genders, ages, races, socio-economic backgrounds, and more can suffer from major depressive disorder. And just as depression can happen to anyone, it doesn’t always have to stem from a direct event.
Depression is also incredibly common. It is the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. And while it’s more likely to be diagnosed in women than in men, the psychological and physical effects can be equally detrimental across gender lines.
It is important to recognize signs of depression in their earliest stages so that those who suffer can get the help that they need.
Symptoms of depression to be aware of include:
- Lack of interest in things that once caused pleasure
- Isolation from friends and loved ones
- Recurring sleep issues, including insomnia or persistent fatigue
- Decreased energy and general lethargy
- Overwhelming feelings of sadness and/or decreased self-worth
- Changes in appetite and/or weight
- Difficulty thinking clearly
- Thoughts of self harm or suicide
If you or someone you know is presenting with these symptoms, we encourage you to seek out professional help immediately.
How to Get Help for Depression
With the right help, depression can be managed. It’s important to remember that like other mental illnesses, depression is not a moral failing—it is a disease. As such, treatment should be professional and targeted.
The type of professional care an individual requires for their depression treatment depends on their symptoms and their unique situation. A good place to start is by reaching out for help to someone who you know and trust, such as a parent, partner, friend, or physician, who can help you navigate your options.
Most insurance plans do cover mental health treatment, though specific coverage plans vary. Call your insurance provider to find out what your options for treatment are, and be sure to ask about specifics. For example, if cognitive behavioral therapy is covered, find out how many appointments a week you can schedule. If more intensive treatment is required, ask about coverage for inpatient and residential treatment programs.
Ways to Help Depression
There is a wide array of therapeutic options for treating depression. Because all individuals are different, their treatment plans will be different as well.
Types of treatment include:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Psychotherapy (i.e. “talk therapy”)
- Antidepressant medications
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
Treatment can be done on an outpatient, inpatient, or residential treatment basis, depending on an individual’s needs. Generally, depression treatments are used in conjunction with holistic therapies such as yoga, meditation, exercise, and nutrition plans.
How to Deal With Depression
In dealing with depression and a depression diagnosis, it is important to always remember that help is out there and there is nothing wrong with seeking it out.
The most effective depression treatments often combine treatments such as drug and cognitive therapies with lifestyle changes designed to facilitate better coping mechanisms. Overcoming depression requires a concerted effort toward change, and may require a few attempts before you find the best combination of therapies.
Depression and Anxiety Treatment
Depression is about more than just feeling sad. If you or someone who you love are struggling with major depressive disorder, we encourage you to reach out for help. At Synergy Health Programs, we offer individualized inpatient and residential treatment options designed to treat your specific depression effectively.
Please get in touch today to learn more about our treatment services and to get on the path to a life without depression.