Thousands of individuals suffer from depression and don’t even realize it. They feel the symptoms and realize that something is wrong, but they’re just not sure what. Despite boundless evidence indicating the contrary, many still doubt that depression is a real illness. Very often, people who don’t get proper treatment for their depression wind up using drugs and alcohol to cope with the void that this mental disorder has left in their lives. Once an individual starts medicating their depression with drugs and alcohol, the line between their depression and addiction symptoms gets blurred, and they become trapped in a vicious and potentially lethal cycle of mental illness.
Compassionate, Expert Treatment of Depression and Substance Abuse
Evidence-Based Clinical Treatment for Depression and other Mood Disorders
We incorporate a variety of therapeutic practices in the treatment of patients’ depression. Our customized combination of traditional care practices with alternative research-based therapies has helped thousands of patients overcome their depression and substance abuse. We recognize the confusion and frustration that comes with having two disorders at once, and we are constantly researching innovative treatments of simultaneous addiction and mood disorder.
Some of the therapies we offer as part of depression treatment include:
A drug-free technique combining light and sound to produce either a relaxing or stimulating response to the brain, LSN has been reported to improve sleep, increase focus, relieve pain and decrease anxiety.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a multi-phase technique that incorporates counseling and rapid visual imaging to help patients cope with depression, anxiety and trauma.
Neurofeedback uses electronic imaging to provide clear signals of patients’ brain activity in an effort to identify any organic or biological issues that may trigger depression or other mental illness. Introduced in 1920, it has been remarkably effective in identifying patients’ predisposition toward substance abuse.
We also provide pain management care for the physical symptoms of depression and substance abuse withdrawal.
Please call us right now, anytime day or night, TOLL-FREE at (888) 432-2467 and let us help you live a more positive and productive life.
Infographic: Depression’s Reach
This infographic graphically illustrates the extent of depression in America as a whole and on a state by state basis, drawing upon data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It states that one in ten Americans suffer from depression but that this percentage varies by state from a low of 4% in North Dakota to a high of 14% in Mississippi and West Virginia. This infographic also cites a publication by Ava T. Albrecht and Charles Herrick which examines the connection between depression and drug addiction. According to these authors, male drug addicts have a 3 times higher and female addicts have a 4 times higher rate of depression than the rest of the US population.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- Mental Illness Surveillance Among Adults in the United States
- Albrecht, Ava T. and Charles Herrick -- 100 Questions and Answers about Depression