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Someone, you know is having bipolar disorder? Then probably you should be knowing how short-term psychiatric rehab center can help. What is Short-term Psychiatric Rehabilitation? Short term psychiatric rehabilitation is one among the effective treatment option for bipolar disorder. Also, the best way to guide the individual reintegrate back into society and live a productive […]

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Managing Stress in Addiction R...

Addiction recovery involves rebuilding a life that includes enhanced responsibility—that can increase stress. Stress, like emotions, none of us wants to experience. What makes you strong and resilient in your recovery, however, is how you handle the unavoidable reality of life. Addiction recovery is all about driving the wave of life and not letting the […]

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Painkiller Addiction is Real

A recent survey by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) suggests that – globally, 5.6% of people (i.e 275 million) use painkillers/ prescribed opioid/ tranquilizers on a regular basis. The average age of the users is 15-64 years of age. Also, the World Drug Report suggests that painkillers/ prescribed opioid/ tranquilizers contribute […]

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Treatment Options for Alzheime...

Mrs S’s 70-year-old husband forgot to pick the grandkids from school today. She did notice something has been up with him lately but just couldn’t understand what. Is old age catching up to him? He never remembers anything she tells him to do these days. Sometimes he has difficulty remembering the names of some family […]

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Acceptance in Addiction Recove...

What does Acceptance mean in Addiction Recovery? Addiction to drugs or alcohol is like the ‘monkey on the back’. When your life has been affected by it, it’s easy to beat yourself up and feel excessive guilt and shame. But that sort of behaviour is never going to drive you to commit to the life-long […]

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What to Do When a Loved One is in Severe Depression?

Severe Depression

It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there because it’s not sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold absence of feeling-really hollowed-out feeling- J.K. Rowling

Major depressive disorder, or called as Severe Depression is an isolating disorder which can jeopardize relationships, if not managed well. When supporting someone with such an incapacitating illness person can sometimes feel like they are walking on the eggshells because of the conservatism and mood of the depressed person. However, it is crucial to understand that with a little effort and care, the relationship can be salvaged. You can extend great support to your loved one who has severe depression, here are a few simple yet effective things you can follow.

Severe Depression

Severe Depression: how to help someone with depression in 4 Simple Ways

  • Being there for the person: Depression can be agonizing for the suffering individuals and their caretakers. Nonetheless, one can still provide support by providing reassurance, holding hands, that everything will be alright. You can also say comforting words like, “We will find a way together” or “You are important to me”, “You are not alone in this,”
  • Avoid criticizing or judging: It can seem easy to tell the depressed one he is lacking a perspective; however, these words can do harm a person’s self-esteem. These must be avoided. Depression is a critical condition that can’t be won over by developing strong willpower or with a change in their outlook or. It is important that you validate the emotions and feelings of the person so that they can think of moving forward.
  • Paying attention to self-care: Oftentimes, a person dealing with depression finds it hard to pay attention to his/her self-care. They might skip food, might not get out of bed the whole day, might not take shower for days. This is the time when you can pitch in and help the person eat some nutritious meal, make their bed. It is the little things that count.   
  • Helping them deal with negative thought processes: People with depression may have negative thoughts running in their mind. It is important you help them question these thoughts empirically. For example, if they say, “I’m horrible,” or “I’m worthless,” one must ask them gently what is making them think that way. Remember your discussion should aid them in breaking their negative patterns.

Severe Depression Treatment: Reach us today for Help

Depression is manageable. Even though the support systems and self-help can be helpful in the alleviating the symptoms, none can be as helpful as therapy such as CBT- cognitive behavioural therapy and medication.  

It might take some time for the mental health professional to determine whether the symptoms of depression are caused by a medical condition or any other reason. That it is to say, the suggested intensive treatment depends on the severity of their depressive disorder.

Though taking antidepressants or certain medications with long-term therapies may have an optimal effect on the mental condition of the patient, there are several other alternatives you can opt to treat depression. Above all, these alternatives do not rely on drugs or medication – so you don’t have to worry about any long-term side effects.

If your loved one is suffering from severe depression, encourage them to seek help and support. Call at our 24/7 helpline at +91 96111 94949 or visit Cadabam’s to get credible information about best severe depression treatment. Kindly understand that seeking help from a professional is not going to hurt their reputation or their standing in the society. Do not let external sources bog them down mentally to confront the most inevitable. It is good to get help before it is too late.

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