According to the WHO, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide affecting more than 300 million people. Depression is not just sadness. Although it includes feelings of sadness and loss, other signs of depression are loss of interest in activities and decreased ability to function. It is serious and can lead to suicide.
Although there is no instant cure for depression, it is treatable. People find relief from their symptoms through different treatment approaches. Some are multifaceted using a combination of therapy, exercise, nutrition, and medication (e.g. antidepressants).
Be on the lookout: Ask the provider about if and how they treat depression. Some centers are licensed primary health, which means they are equipped to treat people who are solely struggling with mental health conditions. Other centers treat substance use primarily and can also treat co-occurring depression, while some centers are not a fit for someone struggling with both.
Do rehabs treat depression?
Most rehab centers treat mental health disorders like depression. As one of the most common mental health issues, depression is normally able to be treated on its own or as a co-occurring disorder alongside addiction. You can read our blog about attending rehab for depression here.
What therapies are used to treat depression?
A variety of therapies are used to treat depression, including evidence-based and holistic methods. Some examples include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal therapy.
What is dual diagnosis?
A dual diagnosis, or co-occurring disorder, is a mental health disorder that accompanies a substance use disorder.
Can you relapse with depression?
Relapsing with depression is possible, and you can seek professional treatment to understand and treat the root causes of the addiction. Most depression treatment programs include measures to address this, such as relapse prevention planning, aftercare, and connection to additional resources like support groups.
Can I use the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for depression treatment?
If your depression is clinically diagnosed and qualifies as a serious health condition, then you can receive Family and Medical Leave Act support. The FMLA ensures that you do not lose your job when taking necessary time off to heal from a serious health condition. This act also guarantees that you retain the same terms of employment that you originally had for your job.