Rehab for Depression in the UK
Where to Find it and What it Involves
Depression is one of the most dangerous, and most commonly underestimated, mental health problems. People with depression are at greater risk of all sorts of health problems because their systems are run down. The largest threat of all of these conditions is the risk of suicide. When you are struggling with depression, the risk that you might lose your life to suicide becomes all too real.
Depression is currently one of the leading mental health problems in the UK, so we had to make ourselves known to those that suffer from it. Here at Verve Healthcare, we create the best in high quality healthcare by providing a safe space for those with mental health problems to recover.
Our blended mix of key therapies and complementary therapies allow for a nurturing, caring environment. Joining us is not unlike joining a safe space and support network. Once you have the Verve Healthcare on your side to go through rehab for depression in the UK, you will be better set for a brighter, happier future.
Before we discuss depression in better detail, let’s take this moment to point those sufferers looking for help in the right direction.
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What is Depression?
Depression is a mental illness usually caused by underlying historic traumas, unresolved past issues, or a chemical imbalance in the brain which causes it to malfunction. People with depression have trouble releasing happy chemicals into the bloodstream, though the stress hormone cortisol is usually present in abundance.
The brain is unaware anything is wrong and goes on releasing stress hormones without releasing the happy hormones that combat them. As a result, the person suffering from depression is stuck in this position of low mood, feeling chronically unworthy, and often blaming and hating themselves for not being ‘normal’ like everyone else.
When you are at the mercy of your brain chemistry, there is very little you can do to combat it. Intensive therapy is needed, both to explore why you feel this way and to encourage you to build new neural pathways to by-pass the broken ones. This could mean teaching you how to endure grief, how to react to sadness without anger, or encouraging you to take a few hours before you react to upsetting news.
What is Depression?
Medication can be prescribed for depression. While they will help, they also come with a range of nasty side effects which need to be closely managed. Along with this medical observance, you will need regular check ups to ensure the medication is working. It usually takes up to two full weeks for an anti-depressant to start doing its job and, on occasion, it will come with a side helping of anxiety, nausea, or some other unpleasant side effect. Mental health medications are intense, can damage your body, and sometimes don’t work that well. Your doctor will need to observe your symptoms and change the medication if it is having an ill effect.
We are not saying you should avoid mental health medications – far from it. You should do every single thing that your doctor says, and then you should contact us. Our deluxe medical teams are able to facilitate any treatment plan your GP sets out, and even build upon it with various different high quality therapies.
What are the Symptoms of Depression?
Depression is a hideous disorder that has many symptoms to characterise it. Spotting depression in someone you love can be incredibly difficult, since there is so much stigma surrounding mental illness in the UK. We were taught for many years that it was somehow wrong to be on the receiving end of a mental illness – but this isn’t true. Having a condition like depression should be seen as the same thing as a physical illness. If you have a broken arm, everyone can see it and will make allowances for it. If you have a broken chemical pathway in your brain, nobody can see it and they therefore don’t make allowances for it. They expect the same level of performance out of you as the next person gives. When fighting depression, this type of pressure can kill.
What we would advise is that you let your work or any groups you are part of know that you suffer from depression. This encourages employers to think twice before activating that stress trigger that might flick the switch in your brain and result in a two week-long low. This encourages your friends to take pressure off you where possible. It lets your family know that loading you with extra responsibilities will result in a meltdown, a frustrated lashing out, and maybe even a complete row. When people now you are suffering silently, they are less likely to trigger an accidental bout of depression.
Of course, all of this can be learned through intensive therapies, taken in one of our top-of-the-range rehab centres in England. Stay with Verve Healthcare Rehab Centres when you want to recover from depression, or even just when you need a little room to breathe.
The symptoms of depression may include:
- Low moods which can feel overwhelming, world-ending, and devastating. They may lead to long periods of tears, or an inability to see the good in life. In turn, this leads to a reluctance to get out of bed in the morning.
- You may feel sad, you might even feel nothing. An empty, hollow feeling can be attributed to depression but is also caused by some of the medications used to treat it, which can mute the emotional senses.
- Insomnia at night coupled with an inability to stay awake during the day. Many people with depression report lying awake for more than 2 hours a night, re-hashing old problems and arguments.
- It will be hard to focus on anything. You will struggle to concentrate, find studying or working exceptionally draining, and might not want to face it most days.
- You will have impaired cognitive abilities, struggling to add, think clearly, or create new sentences. Across all areas of your emotional being, your logical functioning will start to slow down.
- Your sex drive will also become sluggish, perhaps even non-existent. Again, depression medications can cause this too.
- You are more likely to succumb to reckless endangerment. It is possible you turn to substance abuse to cope with your depression. If so, read about our rehab for drugs programs.
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There are multiple other symptoms, but these are the main ones. Avoidance of social situations, working situations, and anywhere you are likely to meet people is a huge issue among depressives. Getting the strength together to do anything at all is nearly impossible. Obviously, this cannot go on. Isolation and loneliness will eventually wear you down. At this lowest point, suicide is likely.
Interception before suicide is crucial to the survival of any loved one suffering from depression. Further: you could do everything possible to preserve their life. You can go out of your way to make your loved one feel special, loved, and wanted, and they could still die. They could still commit suicide even after seeking all the right support from all the right people. Depression is a horrendous illness and, if you tried your best and still lost someone, be assured that it was not your fault.
Nowadays, the world is waking up to just how serious suicide can be. In order to start combating it, the UK has turned to similar methods used in the Americas. Nowadays, you can get treatment for depression in the form of rehab… just as you would go into rehab for a drug addiction.
Are Drug Rehab and Depression Rehab the Same?
Although they are strikingly similar, the personal work you do with your therapists will differ from case to case. If you are an addict, this help will be focused at correcting old habits through intensive therapy courses. If you are suffering from a mental health issue, this intensive therapy is focused on pointing out the errors in your thinking and readjusting them to more user-friendly levels. So while both feature intensive therapy sessions, the outcome of them will be a little different.
Nevertheless, a similar range of therapy options is given to those with addiction issues, and those with mental health issues. We call both processes ‘rehab’ because both aim to help you cope with life in a healthier way. Rehab for depression is gaining traction in the UK as a popular way to recover from your mental health problem in a faster way than you would on your own – or waiting on the NHS.
To treat your depression in one extended session, contact our deluxe rehab centres today. One of our expert team members will be happy to help you in any way they can.
Why go to Rehab for Depression?
If you feel that depression is taking over your life, it is time to get help. Rehab for depression puts everything you need for a successful recovery into one easy to manage place. You can attend for as long as you need to, until you are recovered. Even after you leave Verve Healthcare clinics, you are subject to our fantastic aftercare program that is there when you need it most.
You should go to rehab for depressions if you are struggling to cope with your everyday life. Depression is a trying, exhausting, frustrating disorder that can floor you and impact every area of your life. If you feel that you need that extra bit of help, then don’t hesitate, Go to your GP, see our team, or call us, on 0203 955 7703 for more information.
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Dual Diagnosis of Mental Health Problems
When you have been given a dual diagnosis, this usually means that you are suffering from an addiction at the same time as you are trying to recover from your mental health problem. The term can also be applied to those that are suffering from dual mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, or other conditions.
When you are suffering from dual conditions, it can lengthen your treat time. You will need to work your way through each of your conditions individually. Sometimes, a therapist may want to work through both problems together since they could be intricately linked. On other occasions, they may want to start fresh each time, taking another approach.
The types of therapies we offer include end-to end treatment plans. This starts with you checking in to our luxurious and spacious apartments, and letting you get settled. You will be seen by a psychiatrist who will help you devise your treatment plan. Once done, you will have your pick of our high end facilities and amenities, here at Verve Healthcare. After this, you can take part in as many group sessions, one-on-one appointments, workshops, and programs as you can fit in. Our ultimate goal is to make your stay feel as relaxed and pleasant as possible, leaving you free to work out the hard stuff.
Where Can I Find Rehab for Depression in the UK?
You can find several rehab for depression clinics throughout England and Wales. You will have exclusive access to our groups, psychiatric services, and medical team, all of which will help devise a treatment plan that gets you back to your old self.
If you want to take the first step towards recovery from depression, contact us today. You can read about referrals on our main pages, find out about admissions, or even get rehab for other mental health problem. We can even help those who come to us with a dual diagnosis.