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Thousands of people across the country are diagnosed with depression each day. Many live miserably with the condition and reply on unhealthy and ineffective prescription medications in order to ‘manage’ the condition. Instead we offer proven depression rehabilitation services allowing ‘lost causes’ to once again live a life of happiness.

Conditions we treat

A list of depression conditions we treat include:

  • Dysthymia
  • Minor and major depression
  • Atypical depression
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Mania

Initial assessment

Before rehabilitation for depression is allowed to commence our admissions team carries out a thorough assessment of patients’ circumstances. This assessment allows our team to formulate a personalised rehabilitation programme. Whilst symptoms of depression are common amongst suffers, the causes of depression vary. During assessment our team note patients’ circumstances and the likely causes of their depression. Following assessment we typically recommend rehabilitation which is residential in nature. If you live in London you may qualify for outpatient rehabilitation.

Our residential rehabilitation centres are located throughout the United Kingdom. Residential rehabilitation means you receive round the clock medical attention whilst you receive treatment for your depression.

Severe depression is debilitating for the suffer. Often the condition has detrimental consequences for all aspects of sufferers’ lives, including social, professional and family aspects of life. Depression commonly accompanies addiction to substances and other mental conditions. This would include ‘co-occurring’ conditions such as anxiety, eating disorders and addiction to drugs and/or alcohol.

Depression rehabilitation programme

Our depression treatment is designed to overcome specific challenges met by sufferers. Treatment takes place in a nurturing environment. Family members are welcome to particulate. Treatments primary goal is the total and unconditional recovery from depression. When you enter a rehabilitation centre you gain access to world-wide-acclaimed therapy and counselling sessions. Medication is offered to reduce anxiety you may feel. ‘Adaptive’ coping strategies are taught during psychotherapy sessions. You may require detoxification before counselling commences. This is the case if you are addicted to anti-depressant drugs such as Zoloft, Prozac or Paxil. Withdrawal symptoms are closely monitored by our medical team. Prescription drugs are offered to ease withdrawal symptoms during detox.

Depression therapy

Once detoxification concludes therapy commences. Therapy is conducted either in small groups or one-on-one with therapies. Sessions are designed to identify root causes of depression. Cognitive behavioural therapy helps patients understand the link between destructive thoughts which give rise to depression. Patients are taught the mental skills needed to challenge negative thoughts. Patients are taught to develope healthy alternatives.

Causes of depression

Common causes of depression include:

  • Traumatic events in the sufferer’s past
  • Chemical imbalance in the brain
  • Genetics
  • Hormone imbalances

During group therapy sessions depression sufferers gain the opportunity to work together and listen to one another’s experiences with depression. Group therapy is proven as an effective way to treat depression. Powerful coping strategies preventing relapse are taught through written exercises. Coping mechanisms prevent depression from relapsing once patients leave our centre.

Family therapy and depression

Another important aspect of depression therapy is ‘family therapy’. With your consent family members are invited to attend the centre in order to contribute to treatment. Family members are taught about depression, its causes and the techniques we use to treat it. Importantly family members are taught to recognise the signs of relapse. This knowledge provides a powerful initial line of defence once patients leave our centre should relapse threaten progress made in treatment up to that point in time.


Signs of relapse

Common signs of relapse which family members are taught to identify include:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Feeling worthless/low self-esteem
  • Irrationality
  • Aggression
  • Anger
  • Lack of concentration
  • Excessive sleep
  • Feeling lethargic
  • Suicidal thoughts

Alternative therapies

Other than traditional psychotherapy we offer a range of ‘alternative therapies’ in treating depression. These therapies include meditation, art therapy, relaxation, hypnosis and hypnosis.

Aftercare programme

Once patients leave our centre an aftercare programme is put in place. When rehabilitation draws to conclusion patients meet with their rehabilitation team and a formal plan is put in place to provide continued treatment for the next 12 months. Outpatient appointments may be necessary and a helpline is provided. We encourage patients to attend depression support groups in their local area.

Contacting Rehab 4 Addiction

At our rehabilitation centres staff are friendly and some are recovered depression sufferers. If you seek treatment taking place in tranquil and relaxing surroundings look no further. Call Rehab 4 Addiction today on 0800 140 4690. Alternatively complete the enquiry form.