Effective, Compassionate Treatment for Depression at The Cabin Chiang Mai
Depression 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
This can be accompanied by:
- 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
In more severe cases, suicidal thoughts, with planning or attempts can be seen.
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.
We offer a comprehensive range of wellness programmes. With five types of yoga, mindfulness, meditation, sound therapy, EFT, creative arts, TRE and insomnia treatment, you’ll have the ability to restore balance to your mind, body and spirit. Our specialised teams provide will direct you to the most appropriate treatment schedule for your specific set of needs and preferences.
The Cabin’s Depression and Mental Health Experts
Specialised mental health knowledge is essential for the successful treatment of moderate to severe depression. Our highly trained and experienced psychiatrists, counsellors, holistic therapists, fitness trainers and support team will be involved in your care.
Psychiatrists manage medication and medical care for depressive disorders. In some cases, your medication may need to be reviewed, altered, or changed, even if it’s previously had a positive effect. Medication that’s outdated or the wrong dose, even if it’s prescribed to you, can be dangerous. You should never attempt to stop medication abruptly without medical support.
Our psychiatrists are also specialists in managing inpatient stays. They’ll support you during your stay, and you’ll have regular appointments with our medical team throughout your time in treatment.
Psychotherapists facilitate both group and individual therapy. Professionally led talk therapy is proven to be an effective treatment for moderate to severe depression. Our therapists are internationally trained and certified, utilising some of the most dynamic treatment methods in group therapy. We also facilitate couples and family therapy where appropriate.
Expressive therapy is also used as part of our specialised programme to aid in healing. Art therapy, drama therapy and other non-verbal therapies are used to encourage change and address the underlying issues causing your depression.
If you or your loved one is struggling with depression and can’t seem to get out of it on your own, it may be time to seek professional care. The life you want and deserve is just around the corner – contact us today to see how we can help you attain it.