Depression Treatments in Cincinnati
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly one-in-twenty adults in the country struggle with regular or frequent symptoms of depression. Roughly 16% of Americans will experience at least one depressive episode in their lives. As someone who has been diagnosed with depression, what this information should mean to you is that you are not alone. So many people are walking the same path, and so many more want to help you out of it.
At Cedar Oaks Wellness Center, we are proud to offer a comprehensive depression treatment program that utilizes various therapies and methods. Each person who comes to us is seen as an individual and a friend in need. You won’t be given a premade treatment plan; we will create one that fits you and your symptoms.
Learn more about treatments for depression at Cedar Oaks Wellness Center in Cincinnati. Get started today.
Symptoms of Depression
Depression is often mistaken as just “feeling sad.” People with depression or who have depressive episodes experience dark, lonely, and hopeless feelings for days, weeks, months, years, or permanently. The cause of depression can be complicated and largely unknown to the person who lives with it, so it can’t be treated by just “thinking happy thoughts” or doing things that they normally love. A psychiatrist will usually make a depression diagnosis if its symptoms are frequent or severe enough to interfere with the person’s day-to-day life.
Common symptoms of depression include:
- Feeling sad, anxious, or angry frequently and usually without a recognizable trigger.
- Intentional social isolation and removal from activities that were once enjoyable.
- Insomnia or oversleeping, as well as chronic exhaustion.
- Overeating or not eating enough, paired with malnutrition.
- Inability to concentrate and memory problems.
- Suicidal ideations*.
(* If you are currently experiencing suicidal thoughts or self-harmful behaviors, then please seek help immediately. Call the SAMHSA National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357), which is available 24/7/365 and is always completely free. The service can pair you with mental health professionals in your area and give you someone to talk to. From all of us at Cedar Oaks Wellness Center, we are so happy you are here. Please take care of yourself.)
Causes of Depression
Depression, like many mental health difficulties, is not fully understood. The cause of it requires much more research, but it appears to be caused by many different factors that can overlap or be completely unrelated. For this reason, everyone who seeks depression treatments needs individualized care.
Known factors that can increase the risk of depression include:
- Alcohol or drug abuse
- Family history of depression
- Severe psychological trauma or physical abuse
- Chemical imbalances in the brain
- Using medication with certain side effects
- Unplanned major life events
How to Treat Depression
To treat depression, a personalized approach is necessary. This is where Cedar Oaks Wellness Center excels. We have various therapies and programs to use that can help you overcome depression. Although it is not known if depression is ever permanently “cured,” it is known that its symptoms can be greatly alleviated with the right help.
To name some of the treatment options that might help you:
- Equine therapy
- Family therapy
- Group therapy
- Medication-assisted treatment
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
We have staff members who are trained in trauma-informed care, too. When you come to us for depression treatment, you can be certain that we will know how to approach the situation respectfully and without triggering the trauma that might be causing or worsening the depression.
Let Our Mental Health Professionals Help You
You deserve a life without all the pressures and problems that depression can cause. Please come to Cedar Oaks Wellness Center in Cincinnati to see how we can help you alleviate or reduce the symptoms of depression. With the right treatments, the worst of your depression could already be behind you.
Call (513) 780-5201 for more information about depression treatments.