Co-occurring Depression Treatment for Adults

Southstone Recovery Center is Virginia’s leader in depression treatment for women. We employ a team of professionals committed to providing clinically proven treatment that is customized to meet the unique needs of each adult who seeks our care.

Depression Treatment

Learn more about depression treatment at Southstone Recovery Center in South Boston, VA

Depression is a clinical condition characterized by overwhelming and/or persisting feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and restlessness. Rather than having occasional feelings of unhappiness, an adult who suffers from depression may experience seemingly inescapable feelings of sorrow or worthlessness. Symptoms of depression usually do not fade as quickly as temporary feelings of dissatisfaction, and depression can be a sign of a deeper underlying issue. An individual who is struggling with depression often experiences a dejected mood, gloomy emotions, and a disinterest in activities and hobbies they once enjoyed.

Although there are several types of depression, the two primary depressive disorders are major depressive disorder and persistent depressive disorder. Major depressive disorder is a severe, and at times crippling, form of depression. Those suffering from major depressive disorder may have trouble getting out of bed, may have difficulty being around others, and may experience extremely low self-esteem. Persistent depressive disorder, also called dysthymia, is a milder but more persistent form of depression. The symptoms of persistent depressive disorder are considered chronic, and they often last longer than those of major depressive disorder.

Depression impacts different people in different ways. Note that the way depression expresses itself in the life of your loved one will vary depending on their personality. Sometimes, adults with depression isolate themselves in their rooms, avoiding friends and hobbies that no longer bring them happiness. They might spend more time on the computer, watching TV, or scrolling through social media. Others, however, may completely throw themselves into work, sports, extracurricular activities, or interpersonal relationships in order to mask their pain. Although they may appear happily busy, they may be suffering inside. Adults may hide their feelings of depression so as not to disturb the peace within their home or worry their family or friends. Sometimes the most depressed individuals are those who are laughing the loudest.

Observing your loved one experience pervasive feelings of hopelessness, lose joy in the activities they once loved, and participate in potentially harmful behaviors is often reason enough to consider treatment for depression. By seeking care at Southstone in South Boston, Virginia, women who are suffering from depression can learn to cope with their painful reality and manage symptoms of depression. At Southstone, our team of professionals is here to help them experience true hope and healing.

Why Consider Treatment

Why consider treatment for depression at Southstone Recovery Center in South Boston, VA

No matter the form, depression is often a pervasive, all-consuming experience that can drain their energy and threaten their overall well-being. Clinical depression affects everyday life and activities and, if left untreated, can rob your loved one of true joy and good health.

An adult who is suffering from depression may have a difficult time focusing iat work, enjoying the hobbies they once cherished, and spending time with friends and family members. Untreated depression can lead to low self-esteem, poor performance, aggressive behavior, loss of relationships, and/or perpetual isolation. An individual who suffers from untreated depression may also experience weight gain or weight loss, self-harm, or suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Depression often does not go away on its own and, therefore, usually necessitates clinical treatment.

At Southstone, we offer clinically excellent care to adults ages 18+ who are suffering from depression.

We teach adults critical relaxation tools, distress tolerance skills, emotion regulation techniques, and healthy relationship boundaries.