Untreated depressive disorders can have a profound negative impact on an individual’s ability to fully participate in a healthy and productive life. During depressive episodes, a person may be so overwhelmed by their distressing symptoms that they are incapable of meeting their educational, occupational, and social responsibilities. The despair of depression can imprison a person in what may feel like inescapable hopelessness and helplessness, and can cause afflicted individuals to mistakenly believe that they are neither worthy nor capable of getting help.
At The Manor Clinic, we understand how depressive disorders can impact an individual’s life, and we have developed specialised programming that is specifically designed to help ease the symptoms of depression while empowering patients to overcome the self-defeating thought patterns and behaviours that have prevented them from achieving to their greatest potential and living a more satisfying life.
Why consider depression treatment at The Manor Clinic
Depressive disorders can expose a person to increased risk for a variety of consequences, including damage to his or her physical, emotional, cognitive, and social wellbeing. Diminished energy, confidence, and motivation can undermine a person’s efforts to perform in school or at work, which can result in academic failure, job loss, and unemployment.
Without proper professional help, many people who are struggling with depression turn to substance abuse in a misguided attempt to self-medicate or numb themselves to the psychological turmoil of major depression. This unfortunate decision can further erode the individual’s physical and mental health, as well as increasing his or her risk of legal problems, incarceration, and possibly even homelessness.
These setbacks can worsen the symptoms of the depressive disorder and can increase the likelihood of continued negative outcomes, such as family discord, strained or ruined interpersonal relationships, social withdrawal, hopelessness, self-harm, and suicidal ideation.
Types of treatmentfor depression offered at The Manor Clinic
When a person comes to The Manor Clinic for depression treatment,the following methods of treatment can be incorporated into an individual’s personally tailored treatment plan, whether they are embarking on a 28, 14 or 7-day programme:
- Medically assisted detox
- Medication management
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Family support
- Experiential therapy
In choosing The Manor Clinic to break free from an addiction to substances and overcome the symptoms of a depressive disorder, you or someone you care about will receive the treatment needed to begin the next chapter of life, free from the constraints of chemical dependency.
To learn more about our programming, or to begin the process of admissions, feel free to give our helpful admissions team a call. We are standing by to help you determine if our centre is the place to begin living the sober and healthy life you deserve to be living.
Helping a loved one get treatment for a depressive disorder
If someone that you care about has been struggling with a depressive disorder, then you are well aware how painful, frustrating and confusing this experience can be. And while you cannot cure them, you do not need to be a mental health expert to make a life-changing difference to their life. Please consider the following:
- First and most urgently, if you fear that they are in immediate danger of harming themself, contact a suicide helpline or visit your local hospital. Depressive disorders do not always lead to self-harm or suicide, but individuals who struggle with depression may be at increased risk. Ensuring the safety of your loved one must always be the first priority. Once he or she is not in danger, then the healing process can begin
- Educating yourself about depression is an essential step in increasing your ability to provide meaningful and effective support. Learn about the disorder that they are experiencing, understand how their symptoms of depression may be impacting daily functioning, and research the types of treatment that have helped others whose challenges were similar to what they are currently experiencing
- If possible and appropriate, share your concerns with other friends or family members. Getting help is not a sign of weakness. It is the best thing you can do for them, and for yourself. Either alone or with others, have an open and honest discussion. Express your concerns, demonstrate your compassion, share the information that you have acquired. Most importantly, listen to what they have to say and make sure that they have no reason to doubt your love and commitment
- Finally, remember that treatment is just one part of overcoming a complex challenge. Prepare to be an active positive presence in your loved one’s life every step of the way