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It is not uncommon to become depressed from time to time due to life circumstances, but when depression lingers, it can cause serious consequences. When depression lasts longer than two weeks and begins to affect your relationships, work, school, and overall enjoyment of life, it is time to seek help. Depression may be attributed to a serious life change such as grief and loss, divorce, loss of a job, relationships issues or it might be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. It is estimated that 15.7 million adults in the United States suffer from depression each year.
Seeking Depression Rehab Treatment
If you or a loved one has been experiencing severe depression lasting longer than 2-4 weeks, and it has affected your daily functioning and life, reaching out for help to treatment professionals is key to recovery. The longer depression continues the more progressive it can become and can affect the brain as well as the entire well-being of an individual. There are a number of excellent treatment options for depression. The important elements when treating depression are in-depth psychological and psychiatric assessments, individual therapy, group therapy, support groups, exercise, and goal setting. By entering an inpatient, residential, or outpatient depression rehab program, you will be given the tools to help reverse the effects of depression and set you on a path to recovery.
Medication Management at Depression Rehab
Depending on the assessments completed by the treatment team, there are specific medications that are available for those individuals who are not fully recovering from their depression from primary therapy alone. There are a variety of medications that are reviewed and the psychiatrist or medical doctor will determine which medication option is best for your individual chemistry. Pharmacogenetic testing is an additional option for individuals that can help guide the medical team to determine what medication will respond best to your chemistry. During treatment at a depression rehab, the treatment provides tools to properly manage the medication which should be taken as prescribed for the best outcome.
The Addiction Helplines Team is standing by to provide you or your family member the confidence and comfort needed to take the next step of getting help. Making the first call is highly commendable, and you should be proud of yourself for acknowledging that it is time to make the change and receive the gift of treatment for a good life. Call a Treatment Specialist at (877) 228-3270 for a free confidential assessment and insurance verification.