Finding Hope with Depression Treatment
We understand you may be hurting. You may feel alone, suffering under an unbearable sense of grief, sadness, hopelessness, or isolation. But you are not alone. In the United States, 16 million Americans battle depression every year, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Depression affects every person differently, but it’s treatable.
At Clearview, we have successfully treated depression for over 20 years. If you have questions about depression, we hope our depression resources are helpful in your pursuit of answers. If you or a loved one is seeking treatment for depression or has questions about depression treatment, please reach out to our friendly admissions counselors. Clearview can put you or your loved one on the path to recovery from depression.
Yes. Taking control of your depression takes time, and small steps can often make big differences. Trying a few of the steps listed below may help alleviate some of your depression symptoms:
- Try to see a professional as soon as possible
- Try to be active and exercise
- Go to a movie, concert, sporting event, or activity that you once enjoyed
- Join a local sports league, volunteer in the community, or find a group of interest
- Set realistic goals for yourself and break up large tasks into small ones, setting priorities and doing what you can as you can
- Try to spend time with other people and confide in a trusted friend or relative
- Treat yourself to your favorite food or dessert
- Eliminate clutter or donate unused items to charity to create a refreshed sense of space
- Adopt a pet in need
- Make funny faces in a mirror or practice smiling
- Make dietary changes incorporating more fruits and vegetables
Unfortunately, there is no absolute cure for depression, yet. However, even the most severe cases of depression are treatable. Learning about your particular type of depression through clinical consultation can help you understand your symptoms and any possible underlying causes for what you may be experiencing. Medication as well as beneficial life changes can aid in the treatment of depression, including developing restful sleep patterns, increasing exercise, improving nutrition, establishing a strong support network, and finding ways to reduce/eliminate stress. Your mental health professional can help determine the most effective treatments for long-lasting relief from depression.
At some point, almost everyone experiences depression. Depression affects both men and women, however, it’s twice as common among women than among men, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Studies show that 20% of women experience at least one episode of depression in their lifetimes. And researchers believe that certain biological, hormonal, and psychosocial factors unique to women may be linked to higher rates of depression. Clearview can treat all genders to help them break free from their symptoms and lead a happier and healthier life.
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