Depression is Not a Choice, but a Curable Mental Disorder (2/2)

Depression is Not a Choice, but a Curable Mental Disorder (2/2)

How Depression Affects People’s Personal Lives

Depression victims go through their lives feeling low and rejected, and it can happen to anyone regardless of their circumstances - depression attacks no matter a person’s mental state. It could be a simple moment or event in someone’s life that has a particularly negative impact. Memories of the moment or event stick in a person’s mind which slowly leads to obsession and if not treated or corrected in time, an eventual state of depression.

Depression gets to the point where these depressing thoughts take up the majority of the victim’s day, and start to wreak havoc on routine activities like getting out of bed, taking a shower, eating, sleeping, socializing, and working - ultimately resulting in the victim losing touch with their surroundings and reality in general.

Depression isn’t like forgetting who you are, where you are and what you’re doing. It does not impair a victim’s senses, rather it’s a constant stream of depressing and disturbing thoughts like they aren’t worthy enough, don’t deserve to live, nobody loves them or cares for them, and that they’ve let everyone down. It’s these kinds of thoughts that quite often attack normal, healthy and happy people too, and oftentimes sporadically When these thoughts attack, there’s absolutely no one who’ll ever be able to convince the person that the thoughts they’re thinking are wrong – a depressed mind has absolutely no control over this. In a sense, we can say that depressed minds are totally incapable of feeling positive emotions and happiness.

Is Depression Curable?

Fortunately, yes! Medication and guided treatment can help people overcome depression. It is, nevertheless, impossible to heal it immediately especially when patients have been plagued by negative thoughts for weeks, months, or even years. It's hard to change your mood with a flick of your fingers, so expecting you or a loved one to be cured overnight is unrealistic.

Additionally, some drugs have adverse effects such as weight gain or loss. However, these symptoms have been seen to improve over time. Individuals suffering from depression must consistently and really follow treatment regimens and above all, be truly willing to heal in order to see a good difference.

In some cases, patients were able to heal on their own in certain situations without the need for medication or counseling services. Yes, it has been discovered that diverting their mind to a particular pastime or immersing themselves in one of their interests aided in the rehabilitation process of such patients, but this can only happen if that person has recognized their own weakness and is actively working to overcome it. Change can occur as a consequence of accomplishment, but in order to succeed, one must first put out effort. Despite the fact that it takes a long time, putting effort into anything helps people overcome sadness and live better, happier lives.

Some programs that can be utilized to cure depression are Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient. PHPs are designed to provide extensive psychiatric care through active therapy that incorporates a variety of clinically approved goods and services. 

A PHP's treatment plan is quite similar to a highly regimented, short-term hospital inpatient program. It is a more intensive kind of treatment than outpatient day treatment or psychosocial rehabilitation. Partial hospitalization is an active therapy that involves a personalized treatment plan that details a coordination of services tailored to the patient's specific requirements as well as a multidisciplinary team approach to patient care directed by a physician. This program has a lot of structure and is well-organized. Treatment goals should be quantifiable, functional, time-framed, medically essential, and closely connected to the reason for admission, according to current practice recommendations.

On the other hand, Intensive Outpatient is a type of treatment that focuses on a specific problem and is delivered over a longer period of time. For example, over a two to four week period, intensive therapy might be condensed into daily three-hour sessions given five days in a row. Just like a standard therapy session, Intensive Outpatient employs techniques such as CBT, mindfulness, and exposure response and prevention (ERP). The goal of this intensive sessions is to teach ways for reducing symptoms and providing support while still allowing the client to remain at home and participate in family or personal activities.

Both of these programs will be useful to individuals who are struggling with depression, yet, must operate on a daily basis at home, job, or school. These programs are especially beneficial to individuals who find it difficult to see a therapist for several months or who have attempted regular treatment, but haven't had the desired results. It can also give speedy and effective care for someone who has experienced severe symptoms and has taken time from work or school to rehabilitate.

Everyone is different and depression medication might not work for everyone. In such cases, more options might need to be explored and sought out which might deter some, but in most cases, people are willing to put in the effort until they’re fully recovered. How a person deals with conquering depression all depends on their own determination, and the people helping them get through it. It’s not just medication, but also the surrounding environment that helps patients carry on moving forward.

The treatment of depression in people of all ages is a critical procedure. Its effectiveness necessitates an intense and integrated approach. Solstice Pacific places a high value on tailoring each patient's treatment regimen. We recognize that each individual's needs for mental health care are unique. One person may find counseling partnered with medication extremely effective, but another person may seek a different combination of treatment, and we respect that. Your comfort and preference are our priority.

The main takeaway from this discussion is that absolutely nobody chooses to be unhappy. It’s the situations and environments a person faces throughout their life that creates the conditions for depression. While people might treat depression lightly in its onset, if left unchecked, depression can develop into quite a serious illness. 

As the old adage goes: “Prevention is better than cure.”, but if someone is already suffering from depression then they naturally need to be cured. Recognizing the patient's symptoms early on in the disease is essential as a loved one. This might have a significant impact on their prognosis - whether they’re treated at home or in a medical institution, it’s imperative that they’re treated as soon as possible to be able to make the most of their lives. Curing depression is definitely possible!

If you or someone you know is battling with depression, please contact us immediately. We advise completing this quick assessment. We can assist you in reclaiming the life you've always desired. 

Solstice Pacific is here for you, and we'll make sure you get the care you need. Depression isn't a decision; it's a temporary problem that may be resolved quickly!



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