Depression is a serious mood disorder that can become a devastating mental illness over time. It can wreak havoc and keep you from functioning properly and enjoying life. In severe cases, depression can even lead to suicide or suicidal ideations. It is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States, and women are at twice the risk of experiencing depression than men. When a case of the blues turns clinical, it is crucial to seek treatment for depression.
The most common contributors of depression in women are personal life experiences, hormonal changes, pregnancy, childbirth, and hereditary chemical imbalances. Approximately 12% of women experience clinical depression at some point in their lives, and 1 in 10 women experience postpartum depression. In addition, the other types of depression include bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder, dysthymia and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
How do you know if you have depression?
No matter what type of depression you’re suffering from, it is important that you seek mental health treatment for depression. Many people often disregard depression, thinking that they are just having occasional blues. However, if these feelings continue past a few weeks, it is a symptom of depression.
The condition is marked with extended periods of feeling low, intense sadness, repeated negative rumination, lack of energy, oversleeping or lack of sleep, and a bleak outlook of life. It is harmful to thinking, emotions, and behavior—disrupting life in every way.
Types of depression
Here is a list of the most common types of depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health:
- Major depressive disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder
- Dysthymia (or Persistent depressive disorder)
- Psychotic depression
- Bipolar depression
- Perinatal depression
Signs of depression
- Depressed mood
- Anger, irritability
- Loss of interest, pleasure
- Appetite, weight changes
- Sleeping difficulties
- Decreased energy
- Feeling worthless, guilty
- Thinking problems
- Suicidal thoughts, plans, attempts
- Delusions, hallucinations
- Physical aches, pains
- Feelings of hopelessness, helplessness
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Schedule a complimentary consultation and assessment today! Costa Colina can treat your depression, so you can live the life that you deserve. Our expert clinical team treats all forms and levels of depression. Schedule an appointment with us for a mental health assessment and get treatment for your depression. We will walk you through a clinical assessment and create a personalized depression treatment plan. Our treatment plans are patient-centered and include a variety of therapeutic modalities.
At Costa Colina, a residential depression treatment center, we honor your courage to treat your depression. Our therapists and doctors work with you, every step of the way, to provide the best treatment with the highest quality of care in a serene environment. Our mission is to help you recover and experience freedom from the pain of depression.
Depression is treatable. If you think you are depressed, don’t hesitate to seek help.
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