Have you been feeling sad, empty, or hopeless for long periods of time? Have you completely lost your interest in things that you used to please you? This can include hobbies, family, and friends. You should be aware that these are possible signs of depression. Therefore, you should treat this illness right away in a quality rehab facility. Read on to learn more about the signs of depression and how to treat the mental condition.
What Is Depression?
Almost all people experience times in life when they feel low and sad. This can be due to things not working out as they expect. It is normal to have those feelings if they disappear after some time.
However, depression is a mood disorder. Symptoms of depression include severe feelings of emptiness, sadness, and anxiety that disrupt healthy life. There are different types of depression depending on the symptoms you experience.
Types of Depression
There are several types of depression disorders the general public may be unaware of. Read on to learn more about the different kinds of depression.
Persistent Depressive Disorder
Also called dysthymia, this is a depressed mood that exists in a person for two years. Typically, individuals who have the condition go through high and low mood swings. People with this type of depression must show or experience the warning signs of depression for more than two years.
People with this condition show a combination of symptoms of psychosis and severe depression. They may experience false beliefs about reality (delusions) or hear and see things that ordinary people cannot (hallucinations). The most common feelings of people struggling with this disorder are delusions of poverty, illness, and guilt.
This condition is sometimes confused for ‘baby blues’, which is mild anxiety that women experience within two weeks after delivery. However, women with the disease experience a significant depression either during pregnancy or after birth. Women experience severe anxiety, exhaustion, and sadness that disrupt their healthy lives, making it challenging to complete their tasks.
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Individuals who are suffering from this type of depression experience their symptoms at the beginning of the winter season. This is when the amount of natural sunlight we receive is low. Expect such people to show a variety of symptoms, such as increased sleep, social withdrawal, and weight gain.
Common Signs of Depression
It is essential to establish whether you or a loved one is suffering from depression. When left untreated, the condition can lead to death through suicide. There are several symptoms to look out for, including:
- Constant sadness, anxiety, and moodiness
- Being pessimistic and hopeless
- Reduced or complete loss of interest in activities or hobbies
- Suicidal thoughts, attempts, and feelings of death
- Unexplained muscle aches, especially in the chest and stomach
- Trouble thinking straight or making decisions
- Unpredictable sleep patterns and weight gain or loss
Overcome Signs of Depression at Right Step Hill Country
At our state-of-the-art rehab facility, we offer several treatment options for depression, including:
- Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
- Medically-assisted detox therapy
- Chronic relapse prevention therapy
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Inpatient rehab treatment
- Aftercare programs
At the rehab, a team of therapists will work with you to create a treatment plan. This plan will then address your cause of depression and any other co-occurring or underlying mental disorders. In most cases, treatment includes substance abuse treatment programs. This is because many people struggling with depression disorders also have an alcohol or drug addiction. Before you leave the rehab facility, you will receive an aftercare plan to help you cope with life stress in a healthier way.
For a holistic approach, therapists often recommend prescription anti-depressants to improve your signs of depression. They also recommend going through therapy. Do not let depression control your life. Contact us today at 1.844.675.1628 to schedule an appointment or learn more about depression.