Alive Recovery understands that depression comes in various disorders.  Clinical depression is significantly different than feeling “a little down” for a few days.  A depressive disorder can take hold of a person.  Universally, those suffering from chronic depression find daily living at times incapacitating and getting out of bed in the morning nearly impossible.

Leaving depressive disorders untreated can lead to long-lasting symptoms which frequently reoccur.

Alive Recovery works with the most proficient mental health care professionals who help treat chronic depression.

Depressive disorders are categorized by the following types:

  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Depression with Psychosis
  • Dysthymic Disorder
  • Medication Depression
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Medical Condition Mood Disorder
  • Substance Abuse Depression

Following an evaluation by a mental health care professional, a recommendation will be made on whether a residential treatment program or outpatient center is best.


Symptoms of Depression

Although there is an array of depressive disorders, the most common symptoms of depression include:

  • Sadness
  • Depression
  • Worthlessness
  • Hopelessness
  • Thoughts of death and suicide
  • Fatigue
  • Losing interest in things once enjoyed
  • Insomnia and/or increased sleep
  • Shame
  • Loss of memory and concentration

And more …


Types of Treatment

The primary success for treating a depressive disorder is long-term tailored care.  Because relapse may be possible, preparing for this intervention is imperative.  Depression is an individualized mental health disorder.

A therapy regimen may include a blend of the following care:

  • Medication
  • Behavior therapy
  • Cognitive therapy

Continuing care is essential for chronic depression.  This may include IOP, outpatient therapy and other types of community resources.

Alive Recovery’s goal is to ensure their clients remain secure and safe in every stage of their mental health recovery.


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