There are a number of treatment options available for in-patients suffering from depression and/or co-occuring disorders. It all starts with assessments to ascertain the extent of a patient’s depression and hence determine how best to offer treatment. For inpatient treatment Palm Beach, a patient can be attended to with the following modes of assistance;
Medication is used at the beginning of your stay at the inpatient facility to help reduce anxiety and other signs of depression. Some patients are able to stop the medication with time as they learn better adaptive mechanisms to deal with their problem. However, many patients are those who have to take antidepressants in the long-term in order to keep the symptoms of their depression away. A good inpatient treatment facility in Palm Beach will closely monitor your medication and adjust it accordingly.
- Individual therapy
Personal therapy is offered to help address personal issues associated with your depression and co-occuring disorders. Therapists are likely to use cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to address errors or distortions in thinking. This helps you to challenge any negative thoughts you may have about life and replace them with better ways of evaluating your life.
- Group therapy
Group therapy helps many inpatients greatly by giving them a chance to bond with others, work together to solve problems, and help each other express difficult emotions. Group therapies may be done in different ways depending on the inpatient facility you are admitted in. However, common issues discussed in such therapies include co-occuring problems such as substance abuse, trauma and suicide attempts. Also common are ways to develop new coping strategies, risks that trigger depression, strategies to deal with co-occuring disorders, re-entering social situations and relapse prevention.
- Family therapy
Family is a critical aspect of the depression healing process by any patient. Patients need moral and family support to feel loved and at least know that someone who they love also cares about them. In such therapies, you get the chance to talk with your family about how depression has impacted your life and theirs, and you also get a chance to tell them how you are progressing with treatment.
When it’s time to leave the inpatient facility Palm Beach, your treatment team may suggest a meeting with your loved ones to discuss a plan for your continued after-treatment to avoid relapse.