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Depression is more than sadness. It often changes how people think, disrupting normal brain patterns and affecting both logical and emotional processing. It’s characterized by a lack of serotonin in the brain, and while it’s a common disorder, it often leads people to isolate themselves from those who could help.
Diamond House’s mental health help center for depression offers a space where anyone experiencing depression can receive help from empathetic medical professionals. Our treatments for depression provide flexible programs to fit into your busy life.
Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. It is an umbrella term for a collection of mood disorders that bring extreme sadness and a lack of pleasure or even interest in life. About 18% of Americans will develop the condition at some point in their lives. Depression comes in many forms, but most people with a diagnosis will have one of these two forms:
When active, both conditions exhibit similar symptoms, such as:
As depression is one of the most common mental health conditions, there have been incredible strides over the years in developing treatment plans for it. Our clients go through a range of therapies during their time at Diamond House, including:
At Diamond House, we understand you may have responsibilities you can’t leave behind while receiving treatment for depression. Because of that, we’ve developed three programs with varying levels of on-campus participation:
Like any physical illness, a mental illness left untreated can get worse the longer it goes on. Depression also becomes harder to manage the longer it is left untreated. Avoiding treatment for depression can lead to:
And like a physical illness, the best way to avoid these symptoms is to visit medical professionals who understand your condition and know how to treat it. At Diamond House, we’re committed to finding new ways to help you every day. As long as you’re willing to put in the work, our team won’t stop until we find the best coping skills and treatment methods that help you live a more satisfactory life.
When someone you love is going through depression, you may feel like there’s nothing you can do to help. All your efforts to get them outside and socialize with others are in vain when they cancel at the last minute or tell you they don’t have the energy to leave the house. Still, there are other ways you can help, and most of them are even easier than making plans:
Whether you’re going through depression yourself or someone close to you needs help, Diamond House wants to hear from you. We’re here to help people in any stage of the mental health care process, and from the moment you’re ready to pursue treatment, we’ll be by your side. Verify your insurance with us today, then contact our admissions team so we can get you set up at our facility.