What is depression?
Prolonged depression can be a debilitating psychological disorder. Depression is often expressed as persistent unhappiness, hopelessness, loss of interest and/or pleasure in usual activities, difficulty concentrating, insomnia or oversleeping, fatigue and anxiety. Depression can be caused by a number of factors, most involving trauma in some form. If left untreated, depression can seriously impact the quality of - or even ruin - an individual’s life.
What are the effects of depression?
Individuals suffering from depression often lack the motivation to get out of bed and can lose interest in the activities they once enjoyed. Since depression causes individuals to feel as if they are carrying a burden no one else can comprehend, those suffering from the disorder will isolate themselves from loved ones and trusted friends.
While depression is overwhelming, there is hope. Even the most severe and complicated cases of depression are treatable, and with the proper care individuals can enjoy a life free from the illness.
The Meadows can help
At The Meadows treatment center in Arizona, our competent and compassionate clinicians and therapists specialize in treating not only the symptoms of depression but also the underlying causes. We help patients heal and find freedom from debilitating depression, and learn the skills necessary to build and re-build fulfilling relationships.