Effective, Compassionate Treatment for Depression at The Cabin Chiang MaiDepression is a very common illness that impacts both the mind and the body. It can be a result of a chemical imbalance in the brain itself, or the result of when life’s daily struggles become overwhelming. It’s estimated that three out of four people will suffer from mild to severe depression during their lifetime. Depression is commonly thought of as a whole-body illness, in that it impacts everything from your mind, to your body, to your work and social life. A diagnosis of depression means you’ve had an extended period of:
- Low mood
- Unexplained anger
- Trouble concentrating
- Unexplained changes in weight
- Loss of interest in activities, work, school, social or family life
- Loss of interest in sex or decreased libido
When is Inpatient Treatment Needed for Depression?Depression interferes with your life, and can become debilitating – even life-threatening – when suicidal thoughts and plans become almost a regular occurrence. In advanced stages, it can be classified as depression with psychotic episodes, with the sufferer becoming delusional or even hallucinating in very serious cases. Often, depressed people self-medicate with substances, leading to a co-occurring addiction. This occurs when you use drugs or alcohol to avoid sitting with uncomfortable feelings or experiencing the effects of depression. Other disorders tend to co-occur with depression as well. Chemical imbalances and poor coping skills often cause problems like anxiety disorders, trauma-related disorders or other mood disorders like bi-polar, for example. In all of these cases, residential treatment is recommended. The length of stay depends upon treatment needs. The primary focus is on stabilisation and managing any immediate crisis, as well as therapy for depression caused by adverse life experiences. Medication (or medication changes) may be a part of the treatment if the situation requires it, and if our medical team determines it to be a necessary part of helping you become healthy again. Changes involving medication can take time, and it’s helpful to be in a supportive setting while they’re being made. In cases of severe depression, a medium to longer stay in a supportive therapeutic environment is encouraged. Often, depression is the result of unresolved trauma or adverse life experiences, and intensive therapy in a group setting is considered the most treatment method for this. Group support and a feeling of identification with those around you go a long way in promoting your long-term well-being.
How Our Depression Treatment Works
- First, our clinical team will provide you with a comprehensive assessment to determine the severity of your depressive symptoms and any co-occurring diagnoses.
- Your primary therapist will work with you to create a personalised treatment plan, guide you along every step of the way and monitor your progress throughout your entire stay with us.
- Your treatment plan will consist of a combination of therapies from our wide range of counselling services, holistic modalities and fitness offerings.
- You’ll also have the opportunity to attend a wide range of nature and cultural excursions in the Chiang Mai area, enabling you to re-engage with the world, build relationships with your peers and find joy in life.