“Get over it.” “It’s all in your head.” Has anyone ever said that to you when you’ve felt depressed? Maybe you’re going through a divorce after your significant other left you. Perhaps you recently lost a job for reasons beyond your control. All of this can leave you feeling depleted and broken inside.
To make matters worse, those around you may not understand how you feel. Many people view depression as something you can control. However, it’s important to know that your reaction to these problems is completely normal and not something you can simply snap out of when someone tells you to get better. These things take time, and it’s inevitable you’ll face some hurdles in life from one day to the next. However, when all of this translates to interference with your life and your bad days turn into bad weeks or months, something else might be wrong. You might have developed major depressive disorder (MDD).
Major depressive disorder, sometimes referred to as clinical depression, is a sometimes severe condition that affects a large chunk of society. While it may be mild for some, for others, it can be a crippling condition that causes them to become stuck in bed. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that a staggering 19.4 million U.S. adults struggle with the disorder each year. Unfortunately, women are at a much higher risk of developing depression than men. The occasional life-related depression isn’t something that should cause concern. However, when it creeps into life and causes issues with your daily functioning or leads to suicidal thoughts, it becomes serious.
Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses on the globe, but its severity will vary from one person to another. The form of treatment your medical provider chooses will depend on the type of depression diagnosis you receive. For example, a person with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) will benefit from light therapy, while someone with a more general type of depression won’t. More severe forms of the condition will require medicine to treat the chemical imbalance, which will cause you to feel sad and hopeless, thinking differently than you once did. If you’re battling any of this, reaching out for help sooner than later will benefit you greatly.
There is a silver lining if you’ve been battling depression in Florida. Treatment centers like Vista Pines Health can help you manage the condition. Residents in Pompano Beach and other cities across the country are reeling from paralyzing lockdowns that worsened many mental health conditions like depression, leaving us deflated and on edge. Many people turned to drugs and alcohol to manage their symptoms.
The Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention from Mental Health America notes that 72,000 people struggled with moderate-to-severe depression when lockdowns became prevalent in July 2020. All racial groups interviewed admitted to above-average suicidal thoughts.
If you’re battling suicidal thoughts, you should seek help immediately. It’s nothing to play around with and could lead to your demise. If you live in or around Pompano Beach and need depression treatment, please reach out to us. A report from the Florida Department of Health found that 144 people between the ages of 55 and 64 took their own lives. It also shows that 10,946 people were hospitalized with depression, proving the importance of seeking help. Vista Pines Health wants to help you.
Depression treatment can put you on the road toward recovery and give you hope in life again. With the right people around you, we can help you achieve a normal life.
Vista Pines Depression Treatment in Pompano Beach
There is no single source when it comes to a depression diagnosis. Unfortunately, various events or a chemical imbalance in the brain can cause depression. No matter the cause, it’s vital to find the root of the issue and determine a treatment plan. If you feel that you’ve reached a point where nothing else matters and you’re hopeless about the future, you must commit yourself to depression treatment before it’s too late.
Depression can cause a whole host of other issues, including the development of a substance use disorder (SUD). When this occurs, it’s known as a co-occurring mental health disorder, meaning you’re battling depression and a substance use disorder simultaneously. It makes treatment more complicated and can lead to severe withdrawal symptoms.
If you’ve reached this point, treatment is even more vital because you’ll be faced with the danger of drug or alcohol withdrawal. Fortunately, our facility is equipped to treat both conditions. Below, we’ll explain how the process works and what you can expect should you decide on getting help.
If you’re using drugs or alcohol, detox will be the first step in your journey toward recovery. Since benzodiazepines, alcohol, or opioids can all cause severe withdrawal symptoms, being around a group of dedicated medical professionals prepared for the unexpected can be the difference between life or death. Should you need detox, you’ll spend anywhere from three to seven days as the toxic substances exit your system. The process varies from one person to another and could be longer if your substance use disorder is severe. You’ll be given medication and round-the-clock care to ensure your safety and comfort.
If you weren’t abusing drugs or alcohol, inpatient treatment would be your first step in the continuum of care. If you were using substances, it’d be the following step after detox. It’s an ideal position to be in as you can leave all of your troubles behind and focus on getting better. You’ll live on-site for a period of up to 90 days and go through a host of therapy sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is common and will help change how you respond to stimuli and look at life. The treatment plan will be customized around your specific needs and will be revisited often to determine if it needs to be revised.
As mentioned earlier, you’ll receive various and useful therapies during your stay.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
As was mentioned above, cognitive behavioral therapy can be applied to treat depression, addiction, and other disorders. The objective is to change how you think and express your emotions and behaviors by removing negative thoughts and beliefs. By doing this, you’ll focus on the present.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Dialectical behavior therapy is a useful therapy derived from CBT that will help you develop new skills and deal with any negative emotions. During the sessions, you can focus on yourself in the present moment, which is known as mindfulness. You’ll also learn to regulate your emotions, stress, and relationships.
As was mentioned above, a dual diagnosis is anyone with a substance use disorder and mental health condition. Before you’re committed to treatment, our staff will assess your needs to determine what you’ll need from therapy and see if you’re dealing with anxiety or other problems that could lead to relapse in the future.
Depression Treatment in Pompano Beach FAQs
We understand that committing to treatment is a big decision on so many levels. Below, you can find the most common questions we are asked.
How Long Is Rehab?
Rehab is a process that must be tailored to your specific needs to be successful. For that reason, a definitive time frame cannot be given. Someone with a dual diagnosis will need the full continuum of care, meaning they’ll be there longer than someone with a depression diagnosis. The process can range from 30 to 90 days or more.
Does Vista Pines Health Provide Transportation?
Since this is a significant barrier for some to get help, we aim to remove that by offering transportation to and from the airport and off-site appointments. However, these are not included in the price and will likely cost extra. Please reach out before your arrival.
How Much Does Treatment Cost?
The cost, like the length of your stay, will vary based on your needs or whether you’re insured. Please contact our intake coordinator and explain your situation for a more in-depth response.
Do I Have to Travel?
Whether you live in Pompano Beach or in the surrounding areas, travel will be required to our facility.
What Insurance Carriers Does Vista Pines Health take?
We’re in-network with many major insurance companies and accept many others. Please contact our intake coordinators to see what your insurance will cover before arriving at treatment.