Depression

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 Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Those with depression are fighting against persistent feelings of loneliness, pessimism, and worthlessness that cause normal daily interaction with family and friends to seem daunting.

Depression affects everyone differently, but thankfully it’s treatable. In our residential treatment and outpatient treatment programs, we provide the effective treatment needed to ensure sustained recovery.

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What Does Depression Look Like?

Experiencing even some of the symptoms of depression for a prolonged period may be an indicator that seeking treatment could be helpful. Depression symptoms include:

What Does Clinical Depression Look Like?

While the symptoms listed above are serious, clinical depression is even more severe and can become life-threatening. Clinical depression is characterized by the following symptoms:
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Treating Depression

Without the proper depression treatment, the frequency and severity of depression often increase over time, lasting from weeks to a few months to many years. It may be challenging for those with depression to take action to help themselves, but gaining awareness and learning to identify depression through treatment can start the recovery process.

Effective depression treatment can take on many combinations of individual and group therapies, antidepressant medication, dietary alterations, exercise, and mind/body approaches to healing. At Clearview, an initial comprehensive evaluation enables us to understand the needs of our clients and how best to treat their depression.

Treatment for depression requires comprehensive care, an active client-clinician connection, and ongoing support. During our depression residential treatment and outpatient treatment programs, Clearview’s expert staff ensures that clients receive the individualized support needed to have the best chance at sustaining long-term recovery.

Additionally, depression often co-occurs with drug and alcohol addiction. If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction along with depression, our specialized dual diagnosis treatment program will address both disorders.

If you or a loved one is struggling, take that first step today to regaining control of your self-identity and breaking the cycle of depression.

Depression FAQs

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
  • Meditate
  • 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.

With over 20 years of proven experience, Clearview can put you or your loved one on the path to recovery from depression.

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