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Depression Disorder Rehab Treatment

Written By Stuart Croft
Reviewed By Tiffany Green
Medically Reviewed By Wajahat Choudhry
Updated January 11, 2023

Depression is a mental health disorder with the potential to seriously harm one’s quality of life. While clinical depression might present different symptoms at different severities between individuals, it’s largely known for causing feelings of persistent sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of interest in life’s pleasures and activities. A constant low mood and inability to feel joy or motivation to meet one’s responsibilities can cause serious harm to one’s social relationships, leading to isolation and further feelings of loneliness and hopelessness.

Many people suffering from depression might not fully recognise the severity of their condition, often perceiving their feelings as a normal part of life or a personal flaw rather than a treatable mental health issue. Exacerbating this problem is the fact that depression can last for years, slowly draining the joy from a life that would otherwise be rewarding and fulfilling. 

Gladstones Clinic offers specialised treatment for depression and related mental health disorders. Our programmes focus on identifying and addressing the underlying causes of depression, such as trauma, stress, and biological factors, in a supportive and medically supervised residential setting. With more than 20 years of experience treating depression, we’ve proven ourselves to be a reliable partner in the fight against depression.  

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Learn more about depression disorder

What causes depression disorder?

Trying to nail down a single cause of depression is futile. While a small percentage of depression sufferers might be able to point at a single contributing factor, for example, trauma, the vast majority of depression cases are most likely linked to a number of contributing factors. Genetic factors such as a predisposition to depression, biological factors such as neurochemical imbalances, environmental factors such as persistent poverty, and psychological factors like low self-esteem or anxiety (among many others) have all been linked to the development of depression.

Keeping depression’s multifaceted nature in mind is key to successfully diagnosing and treating its underlying causes. A single parent living paycheck to paycheck in a run-down neighbourhood, a well-to-do individual who’s suffered the loss of a loved one while struggling with substance abuse, and a university student with high academic demands and chronic anxiety might all develop depression for understandable reasons; however, effective long-term treatment for each of these cases will have to be individualised to address their unique underlying contributing factors.  

When to seek treatment for depression disorder?

While it would be convenient to say, “Seek treatment when your depression reaches a 6 out of 10,” mental health disorders simply don’t work that way. A better yardstick would be to encourage people to seek professional help in dealing with depression once (or even before) it starts interfering with daily activities like school, work, or maintaining interpersonal relationships. 

Examples of depression interfering with daily life could include:

What happens in depression disorder treatment?

1. Assessment & Personalised Treatment Plan

Clinical rehab for depression can only be effective if it is integrative and addresses all contributing factors. Gladstones Clinic establishes a full and comprehensive understanding of your unique situation before primary treatment commences, ensuring that we provide mental health services for depression that are tailored, targeted, and effective.

2. Behavioural Therapies

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) forms the basis of treatment for depression and related mental health conditions in clinics around the world, including Gladstones. Targeted CBT allows our patients to identify and challenge behaviours that contribute to depression and develop strategies for dealing with negative emotions. Complimentary therapies, some of which are subsets of CBT like Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), group therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and other holistic therapies might also be included, depending on your specific needs.

3. Addressing Underlying Issues

Depression often coexists with other psychological issues such as anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, self-esteem issues, and/or other behavioural problems such as substance abuse or eating disorders. We understand the complexities of depression and how undiagnosed underlying issues can have a significant impact on mental health and long-term happiness, and as such, our therapies aim to address these underlying issues for a holistic recovery.

4. Aftercare and Ongoing Support

For those suffering from long-term depression, achieving symptom relief does not necessarily signal the end of the battle; lingering psychological challenges and the risk of relapse remain. Gladstones’ commitment to long-term recovery extends beyond our residential care and treatment, and we’ve put a number of secondary, tertiary, and aftercare programmes in place to ensure that you’ll always have access to Gladstones treatment and resources as necessary. With us as your partner in recovery from depression, you’ll never be alone in the battle against depression again. 

Get professional help in dealing with depression disorders

With personalised care and treatment, comfortable and relaxing facilities, and a 20-year track record of successfully treating our patients’ depression disorders and other mental health disorders, Gladstones Clinic is the ideal partner to start your journey to recovery. 

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