Depression (also known as clinical depression or major depressive disorder) is a common but serious mood disorder that affects how you think, feel, and handle daily activities. More than just a bout of the blues, depression isn’t a moral failure or weakness. With depression, you can’t simply “snap out of it.” Depression is a serious behavioral health condition that may require long-term treatment and support.
Even the most severe cases of depression can be treated. The earlier that depression recovery treatment can begin, the more effective it is. Depression is usually managed with therapy, medications, and psychological interventions. With the proper care, you can go on to lead a joyful and happy life.
Specialized Therapies for Depression Recovery
Several types of therapy (also called counseling) can help people with depression. Our therapists are trained to draw from a wide range of therapeutic techniques to help you face your struggle with depression.
Examples of evidence-based approaches for the treatment of depression include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Motivational interviewing (MI)
- Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
- Problem-solving therapy
Medications and Medical Care
Antidepressants are medicines that treat depression by controlling the way your brain uses certain chemicals that influence mood or stress. You may need to try a few different antidepressant medicines before finding one that works for you. Psychiatric care by experienced medical professionals includes the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders and medication management.
Antidepressants take time to work, so it is important to give medication a chance before reaching a conclusion about its effectiveness. For this reason, residential treatment can be extremely beneficial if you are struggling to recover from depression. This approach allows you to explore the wellness of your body, mind, and spirit. During residential care, your medications are tested, counseling is initiated, and solution-oriented interventions are applied.
Origins’ Center for Brain Recovery (CBR) in Florida
Along with psychiatry and counseling services for your symptoms of depression, psychological and brain health interventions are other important options to explore.
At our Center for Brain Recovery in Florida, evidence-based therapies for depression recovery include:
- Psychological testing and review
- Meditation and mindfulness training
- Individual and group psychotherapy
Learn more about Origins’ Center for Brain Recovery by clicking here.
Continuing Care Recommendations for Long-Term Success
A clear and specific plan for lifelong care after primary treatment should include individualized recommendations. Our Origins team approach includes Continuing Care Specialists who work alongside our multidisciplinary professionals from the onset of your stay. These team members consider the recommendations of your diagnosis and personal experience during treatment to develop plans that support your permanent success.
Your continuing care recommendations for depression recovery may include the following:
- Medication management
- Ongoing counseling
- Intensive outpatient programming
- Transitional living
- Exercise and other wellness activities
- Support groups
- Alumni services