Depression Doesn’t Define You
Depression is a common and serious illness that can affect the way you feel, you think, and how you act every single day. If you or a loved one are suffering from depression, you are not alone. Over 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression each year.
But the good news is that depression can be treated with the right care.
What are some of the symptoms of depression?
If you are unsure if what you or a loved one are feeling is depression, it would be advised to seek help from your health professional. You may feel that even the simple tasks of getting out of bed, making food or getting to work may seem impossible. You may feel that getting help is too hard and it is easier to stay as you are.
The Center • A Place of HOPE is here to help and can help you to take steps towards wellness.
If you are unsure if you are suffering from depression, some of the symptoms of depression are:
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Significant changes in appetite
- Fatigue or lethargy
- Inability to focus or concentrate
- Suicidal thoughts
- Loss of energy
- Inability to relax
- Feelings of despair
If you recognize these symptoms in yourself or in a loved one, you should speak to someone and get the help you need. These are an overview of the types of symptoms of depression you may experience, more detailed information can be found here.
The causes of depression
You may be unsure as to what can cause depression and why some people are affected and others aren’t. Depression is a complex illness, it is not just a simple chemical imbalance, although this is part of the illness.
The true cause of depression is not fully known as yet, but research has found that there are some contributing factors that may cause depression.
- Major life changes
- Abusive history
- Outlook on life
- Death or significant loss
- Certain medications
- Substance abuse
This is just an overview of the causes of depression. The Center • A Place of HOPE explains these causes in much more detail here.
Treatment for depression
Depression is a very personal thing. Each person may present in different ways, and that it is why it is so important to get treatment that is personalized too.
The Center • A Place of HOPE personalize their care to each individual and they believe in a whole person depression treatment program as they believe every part of you can contribute towards your depression, and can be part of your treatment.
They will look at your mental health, your physical health, your medical health and your diet and nutritional health.
The Center • A Place of HOPE has a world-class team of doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health counsellors, dieticians, fitness trainers and registered nurses to ensure your care is well rounded and that you are treated as a whole person.
The principles of care at The Center • A Place of HOPE are compassion, care, and respect. You will be treated and looked after exactly to meet your needs and where you are at. Their treatment program is well rounded and treats all areas of yourself.
Bipolar and depression
If you are someone who suffers from bipolar disorder, and so has depressive episodes as well as manic episodes, The Center • A Place of HOPE can help you too.
If you are unsure of your condition and if you suffer from bipolar disorder, The Center • A Place of HOPE can help you with knowing what is going on and how to move forward.
Some of the symptoms of bipolar are:
- Manic episodes
- Radical mood swings
- Racing thoughts
- Poor judgement
Bipolar disorder is quite complex, but there is treatment for you. The Center • A Place of HOPE can help you with your condition and can help you to navigate a positive way forward.
If you have more questions about depression and whether it is something you are suffering from, The Center • A Place of HOPE can help you.
You may be wondering if you really do need help for your depression, or what does treatment look like at The Center • A Place of HOPE. The Center • A Place of HOPE offers treatment for men and women, and all their treatment is tailored to each individual no matter where they are at or the length of treatment needed.
Our Frequently Asked Questions page can help you to answer any more questions that you may have. If you still haven’t found your answer to your questions, please contact us at The Center • A Place of HOPE .
Healing the Entire You Through Our Acclaimed Whole-Person Care Treatment Program
The Center • A Place of HOPE founded whole-person care over 30 years ago. Today, it is recognized worldwide as the leading approach to treating depression and is credited with the lasting recovery of thousands. As the creator of whole person care, The Center’s award-winning staff is recognized as one of the leading depression treatment facilities in the world.
Do you need to take the next step?
After reading through these depression symptoms and causes, do you think you may be suffering from depression?
Although it might feel difficult to make this next step and seek help, there is hope that you can be better than you are today. All it takes is being willing to take the first step and ask for help.
Your expert care team includes:
- Licensed counselors
- Medical and naturopathic doctors
- Board certified psychiatrists
- Registered nurses
- Fitness trainers
- Ordained clergy
- Substance abuse specialists
Whole-person treatment for depression works with you on every aspect of your life, including your: