Below is information relating to depression and anxiety and our treatment programs.
What is Depression and What Are the Symptoms?
Major depression, also known as clinical depression, is a mental health disorder classified as having prolonged sad moods that lead to disinterest in daily activities as well as physical symptoms.
Symptoms of depression include:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Persistent sad, empty and anxious mood
- The feeling of guilt and helplessness
- No interest in activities
- Decreased energy
- Weight changes
- Thoughts of suicide or death
- Difficulty sleeping or oversleeping
- Aches and pains, headaches, cramps, and digestive problems
The above symptoms of depression can also vary depending on age, gender, culture, and other environmental factors. Some people with depression may experience more symptoms than others. It’s also important to take note that the severity and frequency of the symptoms of depression will vary depending on the person and their illness. Severe depression can even result in a hospital stay when the person is at risk of harming themselves or others. Outpatient and inpatient depression treatment normally both consists of cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, psychodynamic therapy, or a blended approach. If you feel like you’re struggling with depression, contact one of our depression treatment centers to schedule an appointment for mental health evaluation.
What is Anxiety Disorder and What Are the Symptoms?
Though most people experience anxiety as a normal reaction to a stressful situation, having an anxiety disorder is when the feeling of worrying and fear is persistent and interfering with day-to-day activities. Anxiety disorders are divided into three main categories: anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, and trauma and stressor-related disorders. The psychological and physical symptoms of these disorders can worsen over time and never fully go away even after the passing of a stressful situation.
Symptoms of an anxiety disorder include:
- Easily fatigued
- Difficulty falling asleep/staying asleep, sleep paralysis, sleep apnea
- Muscle tension
- Increased heartbeat
- Recurrent excessive distress
- Excessive worry
- Headaches, stomach aches
- Excessive sweating
If the above symptoms disrupt or inhibit your ability to function or complete day-to-day tasks, you could be suffering from an anxiety disorder. Visit us at one of our centers for depression and anxiety to talk about symptoms you are experiencing and to complete a thorough mental health evaluation.
How do I help a loved one who suffers from depression or anxiety?
Seeing your loved one suffer from their depression and anxiety can hurt, and it can be incredibly difficult for them to reach out for help. They don’t want to be a burden or a nuisance to anyone else, especially someone they are close to. The most important thing you can do for your loved one is to be an advocate for them.
Offer to help in any way you can, and let them know you will be there for them for whatever they need. Listen to them when they open up to you, and don’t seek to educate or lecture them when they need someone who will listen. Offer to help them in the process of recovery and offer to do it with them. If they decline inpatient treatment for depression, don’t force it on them; tell them the option will always be available to them when they are ready.
What is Depression and Anxiety Rehab and What Does That Look Like at PRC?
At our centers for depression and anxiety, we offer services and specifically treat those who are struggling with their mental health. Our services include a Residential Program, PHP Day program, Intensive Outpatient Program, and General Outpatient Program. Click on each service to learn more about what they entail and how they can help you on a path towards recovery from your anxiety or depression. We also offer addiction recovery services at our center for individuals who are overcoming challenges with addiction.