It is normal to feel unhappy, disconsolate, and sorrowful from time to time, but these feelings usually go away after a few days. However, when such feelings persist, incapacitating a person, it might indicate a mental disorder called depression.
Depression is much more than just feeling low or sad. It is a diagnosable mood disorder leading to long-term stress, chronic fatigue, persistent low mood, and lack of interest in things which used to excite one before. If left untreated, depression can affect one’s performance at work or school, relationships, social circle, and even put an individual’s life at risk.
Invictus Health Group’s partnering treatment facility for depression recognizes that a depressed person is vulnerable and needs compassionate care. Our partners are a group of premier inpatient rehab centers for depression offering compassionate and research-backed management and recovery for mental disorders, substance abuse, and dual-diagnosis. We work with leaders in the field of mental health treatment and use cutting-edge therapies and techniques when it comes to supporting our patients.
Types of Depression
Depression can be of different types including:
Major depressive disorder (MDD)
This may be a one time or a recurring condition disrupting the functioning of an individual. It creates feelings of worthlessness and despair that last for a long period of time.
Persistent depressive disorder (PDD)
Also known as dysthymia, PDD is a milder form of depression where symptoms last for at least two years.
Bipolar disorder (BD)
This is a manic-depressive disorder. In this, an individual experiences manic or high energy mood episodes followed by depression or low energy episodes.
Seasonal affective depression (SAD)
In this condition, the mood is affected by seasonal changes. It is usually triggered with the onset of autumn and prevails through winter.
Postpartum depression (PPD)
This condition is experienced by new mothers post the birth of their children. It manifests as feelings of withdrawal, fatigue, and sadness.
Psychotic depression (PD)
When bipolar depression or major depression is accompanied by delusions, hallucinations or paranoia, it is known as psychotic depression.
Symptoms of Depression
Different people experience different symptoms of depression, however some of the common signs and symptoms are:
- Feeling restless
- Suicide ideation
- Loss of energy or fatigue
- Slowed talking and movements
- Changes in appetite and weight
- Feeling guilty, helpless, and worthless
- Insomnia, over-sleeping, daytime sleeping
- Unexplained headaches, pains, and cramps
- Difficulty in concentration and memory deficits
- Long-term feelings of sadness, despair, and emptiness
- Lack of interest in activities that used to bring pleasure before
Depression symptoms may be influenced by a person’s age or gender. While women might feel low in self-worth, guilty, and sad, men may exhibit a lack of interest and fatigue. Young children might also experience depression and would display feelings of anger, irritation, and hopelessness. On the other hand, teens might get more anxious, angry, and withdrawn from their friends and family. Depression in teens and children might also be associated with ADHD and other disorders. It is often challenging to diagnose depression in older people because of the other co-occurring illnesses and their general sad disposition.
Causes of Depression
Depression may develop due to a combination of reasons comprising genetics, biological, environmental and psychological. Some of these causes are:
- Sexual abuse
- Substance abuse
- Childhood trauma
- Genetics or heredity
- Death of a loved one
- History of depression
- Isolation or loneliness
- Serious chronic illness
- Gender (females are more susceptible to depression)
- Certain medications like sleeping pills and beta blockers
Treatment with Invictus Health Group
Invictus Health Group’s partnering inpatient rehabs for depression are dedicated to providing quality care for depressive patients in an environment that is conducive to long-term healing. Committed teams of professionals deliver compassionate and skill-based care taking into consideration each patient’s individual needs.
If you or a loved one is grappling with depression, it is time to get a thorough diagnosis from a certified therapist associated with a residential depression treatment center. The doctors Invictus Health Group works with can determine co-occurring conditions like substance abuse or prevalence of other mental health disorders. Once a diagnosis has been established, our partners provide the patient with a continuum of care that ensures complete recovery.
The inpatient rehab for depression offers medication, psychotherapy, and various allied modalities. We are here to help you navigate through the treatment and walk on the path of recovery. Remember that though depression is debilitating, it is not insurmountable and is treatable.
If you or a loved is battling depression, call our 24/7 helpline 866-548-0190 to learn more about residential mental health centers. You can also chat online with a representative for further assistance.