Depression and Mood Disorder Treatment
Dealing With Depression
At one point or another everyone experiences the feeling of being “down” or “blue.” However, nearly 10% of all Americans experience a true, clinical depression, which impacts all aspects of a person’s life including eating, sleeping, working, relationships, as well as self-esteem or self-confidence. A person who is experiencing major depression is incapable of willing away his or her negative thoughts without treatment. They are unable to simply “snap out of it.”
Signs and Symptoms of Depression
- Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings
- Feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism
- Feelings of guilt, worthlessness or hopelessness
- Irritability, restlessness
- Loss of interest in activities or hobbies that were once enjoyed
- Fatigue or decreased energy
- Difficulty concentrating or remembering details
- Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping
- Overeating or appetite loss
- Suicidal thoughts or attempts
- Persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems
Left untreated, depression can last for weeks, months, or even years. The good news is that 80-90% of those who seek help can feel better within a few weeks. A person who suspects they are suffering from depression should seek a complete diagnostic evaluation from their doctor. This evaluation will typically include a history of the person’s symptoms, alcohol and drug use, related family health issues, as well as a mental evaluation to determine thought or memory patterns.
Which Kinds of Treatment Can Help Depression?
Once depression has been diagnosed, proper treatment can begin. Depending on the severity of a person’s symptoms, the outcome of their evaluation, doctors may suggest psychotherapy, medication, or a combination of both.
Psychotherapy generally consists of:
- Cognitive behavior therapy, which helps the patient recognize their negative thoughts allows him or her to view challenging situations in a more effective way.
- Interpersonal therapy, which delves into the patient’s present social roles and interpersonal interactions. The therapist will help the person identify the problem areas in their social life that may be affecting his or her depression. This process also teaches the person how to manage those concerns.
Medications can include:
- Anti-anxiety medications
Treatment for depression in Delray Beach, FL and also across the United States via teletherapy.
Treatment Programs Specializing In:
Serving the whole person, not just the symptoms. In all of our programs your comfort, privacy and long-term success are paramount.
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What We Treat
Other addictions and disorders
Types of Therapy
The Center offers cutting edge therapy designed to get you on the road to a speedy recovery. We will help you to learn how to live your daily life free from the fears or compulsions that inhibit you or your child’s ability to complete each day’s tasks.
More Ways to Get Help Now
The Center offers cutting edge therapy designed to get you on the road to a speedy recovery. We know that you can’t always make it into our office for your session. Which is why we now provide teletherapy. You can get support from the comfort of your own home. We offer cognitive behavior therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness meditation, group therapy, and medication. Depending on your needs, here’s how you can get help now:
Online or Phone Therapy
For individuals around the country or those wanting help from the comfort of your own home, we offer therapy via Facetime, Skype or phone.
In Person Treatment
We have professionals available 7 days a week. Our offices are conveniently located in the Boca/Delray area.
Intensive Outpatient Programs
For those who prefer a more short-term approach we offer intensive sessions for individuals or groups. Perfect for those with a less flexible work schedule.
When it comes to anxiety or mood disorders we specialize in treating the whole person, not just your symptoms. In all of our programs your comfort, privacy and long-term success are paramount.