The number of Americans coping with depression is staggering. Depression is one of the most common and severe mental health problems facing people of all ages. Clinical depression is a condition that causes prolonged feelings of sadness that prevent a person from functioning normally. A good depression treatment program can offer options, hope, and a plan. Whether you are looking for inpatient or outpatient treatment for depression, Harmony Hills has the people, programs, and activities to help you recover. Our Olympic-sized swimming pool, basketball courts, and ranch-style layout provide the perfect environment for healing. For more information about our Florida mental health treatment program, contact Harmony Hills at 855.494.0357.
What is Depression?
Sadness is a part of life and everyone experiences loss and disappointment at certain points. However, clinical depression is pervasive sadness that doesn’t fade away in time. Depression causes changes in appetite, sleep, self-esteem, relationships, and pain management. It affects the mind and the body in ways that are often misunderstood. Depression affects different people in different ways, depending on individual brain chemistry and life circumstances. Some people react to depression by lashing out at people close to them while others hide their anguish. Seeking treatment for depression can help people repair relationships with the people they love.
Depression Treatment Program
People with untreated depression often experience intense feelings of guilt and inadequacy. Depression can cause low self-esteem and attachment issues. People with severe depression may experience suicidal thoughts or ideations. Seeking treatment for depression may seem inconvenient, but it can offer people a chance to get their lives back. For many people, finding the right depression treatment program is the first step toward living a happy, meaningful life.
How Can Depression Lead to Chemical Dependence?
People suffering from depression sometimes turn to mind-altering substances to temporarily relieve their symptoms. Certain medications prescribed by doctors appear to treat the symptoms of depression by masking symptoms. People often assume that any medication prescribed by a doctor is safe. If they’ve never been addicted to anything in the past, people don’t think twice about occasionally taking a higher dose than prescribed. Unfortunately, many of these chemicals have dangerous side effects and end up causing impairments that cause people to need a medical drug detox center. Substance abuse disorder causes people to seek out a harmful drug in order to feel normal.
Individuals without access to medical care may turn to alcohol or other drugs to relieve symptoms of depression. Self-medication can be dangerous because it is not monitored by a doctor or mental health professional. When a person becomes dependent on a hazardous chemical in order to feel “okay,” they stop developing coping skills and problem-solving abilities. Taking certain medications for an extended length of time causes changes in brain chemistry. These changes can increase a person’s likelihood of developing chemical dependence and exacerbate the symptoms of depression. We offer inpatient and outpatient programs as well as different mental health treatment programs.
Medical Detox Program
Removing some drugs from the body can be dangerous without medical supervision. The medical detox program at Harmony Hills allows people to taper their use of certain substances gradually, comfortably, and safely.
Our dual-diagnosis treatment at Harmony Hills can help guests work through co-occurring addiction and mental health issues. Our staff collaborates with a patient’s regular physician or psychiatrist (when available) to determine the best course of action for mental health and addiction treatment. We specialize in treating the following conditions:
- Personality disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Substance abuse disorder
Every aspect of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment is conducted in our research-based, people-centered treatment center. We offer a dual-diagnosis program with medical detox and treatment for chemical dependence (if necessary).
Depression Treatment Program at Harmony Hills
Coping with depression causes immense suffering. The sooner you start treatment, the sooner you can start healing. Without treatment, symptoms can progress until they are unmanageable and dangerous. A depression treatment program can help set you free. Take the first step toward a happier, more connected life by contacting Harmony Hills at 855.494.0357.