Depression is much more than just feeling a little blue now and again. Clinical depression is a brain disorder that impacts the neurotransmitters, or the chemical messengers used by the brain to regulate feelings, moods and emotions. Depression impacts 15 to 18 percent of Americans and it can be caused by genetics, hormonal imbalances, stress and trauma, as well as the use of mood-altering chemicals. In fact, many individuals struggling with chemical dependency are also dealing with depression.

The Symptoms of Depression

Depression symptoms vary from person to person and can impact a person’s school, career, relationships, and finances. You may need to seek help if your depression…

  • Interferes with daily activities, like job duties or chores around the house
  • Is accompanied by physical symptoms (headaches, digestive disorders, heart palpitations, etc.)
  • Leads to a running script of negative thoughts; for example, “I’m not good enough”
  • Causes feelings of hopelessness or helplessness, decreased concentration, and difficulty making decisions
  • Depletes your energy or causes difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Is constant and not relieved by relaxation or positive-thinking strategies

Depression Treatment in Southern California

When addiction co-occurs with depression, clients require a specialized recovery plan. 10 Acre Ranch counselors, social workers, and addiction specialists can help you or someone you love manage both diagnoses to optimize the chance of treatment success. A few of the many programs we use at 10 Acre Ranch to treat depression include:

  • Group, individual, and family therapy
  • Disease education
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Meditation
  • Recreation therapy

Get Depression Help at 10 Acre Ranch

Serving men 18 and over, our affordable depression treatment program will help you get out of the darkness and into a full, bright life. To learn more or to tour our facility and request a quote, contact the 10 Acre Ranch team today. Call 877-228-4679.