At Refresh Recovery, there are effective treatments for moderate and severe depression. Our mental health professionals may offer psychological treatments such as behavioral activation, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), or medication-assisted treatment optional.
Depression is among the most treatable mental disorders. More than four-fifths of people with depression develop positive reactions to treatment. Almost all patients gain some relief from their symptoms. At Refresh Recovery mental health treatment, all the factors involved in our client’s treatment are thoroughly considered:
Medication: Brain chemistry is a factor in depression, essential to their treatment. For this reason, medication-assisted medicine might be prescribed to help modify one’s brain chemistry. Clinicians recommend that patients continue to take medication for half a year after the symptoms have improved. Longer-term maintenance treatment may be suggested to decrease the risk of future episodes for certain people at high risk.
Psychotherapy is sometimes used alone to treat mild depression; for moderate to severe depression, psychotherapy is often used along with antidepressant medications. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is effective in treating depression. CBT is a form of medicine focused on problem-solving in the present. CBT helps recognize distorted thinking so that responses to challenges are more assertive.
Depending on the severity of the depression, treatment can take a couple of months or much longer. In many cases, significant improvement can be made in 11 to 17 sessions.
Refresh Recovery provides a unique treatment program with your individual needs in mind and dual diagnosis, such as substance use disorders, including alcohol abuse. Let us answer your questions, support you in your journey toward recovery, and attend to deeper issues of depression, such as trauma or biological lesions. Visit our community resources page for other links and services in San Diego County that we may be unable to attend.