If you or someone you love has been experiencing feelings of hopelessness, fatigue, lack of interest in activities, a disruption in sleep patterns, difficulty making a decision, altered appetite, a sense of guilt, or suicidal urges, you (or your loved one) may have depression.
Much more than just “a case of the blues,” depression is a serious and potentially devastating medical disorder that, thankfully, can be effective treated with therapy, medication, or a combination of the two.
People often believe they should be able to handle things themselves, if they could “just get their act together.” However, if you exhibit signs of depression, we encourage you to seek help; your depression symptoms can be resolved with appropriate treatment.
At Sierra Tucson’s depression treatment center, we have experience with patients who have required treatment for major depression, chronic depression, manic depression and depression in general. We address the issue with virtually every patient who comes into treatment, because, in addition to whatever co-occurring disorders they are also dealing with, most of our patients are found to be experiencing some level of depression. Depression often coexists with other diagnoses, such as alcoholism, drug abuse, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, sexual compulsivity, or chronic pain.
One of the benefits of receiving treatment for depression at Sierra Tucson is that we are uniquely prepared to treat both your depression and any coexisting disorders in one comprehensive treatment experience.
Sierra Tucson’s depression treatment center recognizes that treatment of depression does not equate to medications alone. In addition to any necessary medications, Sierra Tucson provides a number of modalities for depression therapy, including individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training.
Integrative Therapies such as massage therapy, acupuncture, Somatic Experiencing®, yoga, and Zero Balancing are also used to enhance depression treatment. In most cases, a combination of several therapeutic interventions provides the most comprehensive, effective treatment for depression.
When you enter treatment for depression at Sierra Tucson, you will be treated according to a personalized treatment plan that was developed to meet your specific and unique needs. You will learn to understand the underlying causes of your depression, and how to recognize and respond to relapses before they undermine your successful long-term recovery.