A combination of factors likely causes depression, including genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological. Some depression runs in families; however, depression can occur in individuals without a family history of depression. Triggers such as trauma, loss of a loved one, a difficult relationship, or other stressful situations can also cause a depressive disorder. There are no lab tests that effectively diagnose depression, so a clinician must talk with a patient about their specific symptoms to diagnose it. However, clinical depression can be hard to diagnose as it can manifest in many ways.
Symptoms of Depression
Symptoms of depression can be different for everyone, but for many, a depressive disorder changes their daily functioning, typically lasts for more than two weeks, and includes:
How We Treat Depression
Our treatment environment is firmly rooted in our Social Integration Model™, which aims to encourage positive social functioning. Our individualized treatment plans are customized based on client’s individual needs; no two treatment plans are the same. We aim to assist in relieving the stress that comes from assimilating back into everyday life and help our clients achieve the highest levels of functioning and independence once they leave treatment. Our treatment for depression includes: