Depression is quite common and refers to a serious medical condition that can negatively impact your feelings, your actions, and your thoughts. It is reported that one in 15 adults will be affected by depression every year and one in 6 individuals will experience this at some point of time in their life.
Depression is also often related to suicide deaths. According to the center for disease control and prevention, it is estimated that more than 4,20,000 people commit suicide due to depression every year. Millions of people suffer from depression despite the options available for its treatment from lifestyle changes to various medications. Whichever treatment path one chooses, seeking professional help is the safest step to get back or regain control of one’s life.
Depression can be of different types with each type having its unique treatments depending on its symptoms.
Some common depression symptoms are:
While there is no specific medical screening for diagnosing depressive disorders yet, the therapist is usually able to identify depression signs after conducting a physical examination and asking specific condition-related questions to the patient. These can be related to how and when the symptoms first surfaced, how long these lasted, how severe they were, whether there is any medical or family history of mental health problems or drug abuse, etc.
What are the treatment options?
Once the doctor diagnoses someone with depression by ruling out other causes that may be causing the symptoms, they may refer the person to a mental health expert or work with them to chart out the best possible treatment plan. Treatments involve antidepressant medications, psychotherapy, or a combination of the two. ECT or electroconvulsive therapy can be used for treating depression when the symptoms do not show any improvement.
Cadabams has come up with a groundbreaking treatment option called rTMS to help individuals treat and manage the symptoms of depression and anxiety-related issues. The rTMS or repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation uses electromagnetic coils to pass strong magnetic impulses to the nerve cells in the brain to reduce the symptoms.
Watch the video for more details on the rTMS offered by Cadabams.
Depression is a medical illness that people can’t get over with just will power. It presents a range of symptoms that needs a holistic approach to identify and reduce them. At Cadabams, the complete treatment approach is based on the individual requirements of the person seeking help.
The panel of world-class and licensed mental healthcare professionals working at Cadabams work closely with the patient and their family to address all the issues that may have contributed to the current situation, whether it’s physical, emotional, relational, or spiritual.
Cadabams also offers rehabilitation facilities, where the individuals are treated with care, compassion, and respect. The team will help you at every step of the journey and allow you to heal in an environment of trust and compassion.
Cadabams can be your go-to destination to seek help when you or your loved ones have been affected by depression or experiencing suicidal thoughts. Their counselors are fully equipped to provide you with the best treatment plans to tackle depression.
What makes clinical depression so serious?
One of the major problems with clinical depression is it can go unnoticed for a very long time. The person suffering from it may not find the signs unusual. Even their friends and family may miss the common signs and symptoms of depression in the person. When left untreated, depression symptoms become worse over time leading to problems like chemical dependency, addiction, or even suicide.
What causes depression symptoms?
There can be several reasons that could cause depression symptoms. Some common reasons include feeling unhappy at work or home, being in an abusive relationship, lots of stress, etc. Certain medications as well might increase one’s chances of developing the symptoms of depression.
Other reasons include –
Are there any alternative treatment options for depression?
Alternative treatments are those techniques or methods that haven’t extensively been documented by science or have proven to be safe and effective for a particular condition. Some of them include lifestyle changes, diet, and mental counseling. Certain exercises have also gained evidence as an alternative treatment for mild to moderate forms of depression. Examples of alternative therapies are acupuncture, yoga, aromatherapy, herbal remedies, chiropractic care, guided imagery, massage, etc.