Outpatient Depression Treatment

outpatient depression treatmentAddressing symptoms of depression usually starts with outpatient depression treatment, not inpatient mental health care programs. In fact, only in very rare occurrences is residential care necessary to effectively help patients learn how to manage symptoms of depression. At an outpatient depression treatment program, your loved one can access:

  • Personal therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Grief counseling
  • Support groups
  • Alternative therapy options
  • Pharmacological assistance (e.g., antidepressants, as needed)

If you would like to learn more about the depression treatment options available to your family member on an outpatient basis, contact us today and speak to an admissions coordinator who can assist you. Here at Foundations Recovery Network, we offer various treatment programs that can help. We’re standing by to take your call.

Trauma

There are a number of different types of trauma that can contribute to depression, and in some cases, depression can be one of many symptoms that indicate post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In some cases, the patient may not identify their past experiences as traumatic in nature or realize that they are contributing to current depression issues. In other cases, they may be recent events that are the obvious cause of the problem. Some trauma events that can contribute to the development of depression include:

  • Car accident or near-death experience
  • Divorce
  • Chronic illness
  • Problems with children
  • Infertility
  • Wartime experiences
  • Natural disasters
  • Physical, emotional or sexual abuse
  • Witness of abuse or harm come to others due to trauma

Sharing the incidence of trauma at any point in one’s experience can be hugely beneficial to therapeutic progress.

Chronic Grief

Losing a loved one is traumatic whether it happens suddenly or is expected due to advanced age or chronic illness. If the relationship is one that is significant to the patient, the grief experienced can echo in every part of their life for months and feel overwhelming at times. In most cases, patients slowly begin the healing process. They deal with their grief and, step by step, begin creating a life for themselves that is whole despite the loss of their loved one. In other cases, however, the overwhelming despair of loss continues for months and months. They are unable to function and care for themselves, go to work, or experience positive relationships with other people. In general, when this continues for more than six months, patients are advised to seek treatment.

Getting Support

No matter what the cause of depression symptoms or how severely they manifest themselves on a day-to-day basis, it is important for patients who struggle with the disorder to avoid isolation. Instead, they can seek the support they need to begin the healing process, learn how to manage their symptoms, and move forward in life when they seek outpatient treatment that provides them with therapeutic guidance and peer insight. A wide range of therapies and treatments can be beneficial in helping patients to address the symptoms of depression. The ones your loved one chooses should be based on their personal experiences, their goals for recovery, and their personal interests. Which ones are right for your family member?

Find Effective Depression Treatment Today

Learn more about creating a personalized treatment plan including some of the above outpatient depression treatment options when you contact us at the phone number listed above. Let one of our admissions coordinators assist you in locating a Foundations Recovery Network program that offers everything your loved one needs to move forward from depression.