CIRCUMSTANCIAL? RECURRENT OR CHRONIC
Depression can occur in different ways: circumstantial, recurrent, or chronic.
Our prejudices and those of others stigmatize depression, which often prevents sufferers from receiving the health they need. The Stress Clinic provides medical answers to depression, in the same way as for a wound or an accident.
Treatment for depression in the Stress Clinic
Treatment is different according to the type of depression. After a full diagnosis, the Stress Clinic will propose an adequate treatment.
Along with anxiety, depression is the main cause of psychiatric treatment.
The first step of the healing process is to admit that it is a sickness, and not a sign of your own weakness. If you do so, you will know that you are not alone with this pain, and that you can receive help to overcome it.
Everyone is unique, which is why the approaches to recovery are diverse. The most common and effective treatment is a combination o cognitive behavioral therapy consultations focused on emotions, with the potential addition of antidepressant medication.
The causes of depression
A combination of factors can make someone more susceptible to depression:
- A physical illness
- A psychosomatic illness
- Biochemical imbalances in neurotransmitters in the brain
- Hormones or the immune system
- Tendency to see life negatively
- Family history also appears to contribute to the risk of clinical depression
Several external factors can also increase the risk of depression, such as the illness or death of a spouse, friend, or family member, difficulties at work or in a personal relationship, a low self-esteem, financial difficulties, or addiction problems.
Types of depression
There are many forms of depression, and an initial assessment will allow for the identification of the type of depression. Identifying the type is important, since treatment can vary according to the nature of the depression:
- Psychotic depression
- Disguised or “atypical” depression
- Depression in the elderly
- Bipolar disorder depression
- Seasonal depression
Contact the Stress for a first complete diagnosis.