The D’Amore Solution to Depression
We Heal With Heart
D’AMORE HEALTHCARE TREATS DEPRESSION
Depression reaches into every corner of the lives it affects. D’Amore Healthcare is Joint Commission-certified and California-licensed to develop a specialized treatment plan to address every facet of your mental wellbeing, not merely the symptoms of depression, but the roots and causes. Our customized strategy provides stabilization, a foundation for mental wellness and the beginning of freedom from depression.
D’Amore Healthcare examines your entire medical and psychological history, and our professional and compassionate staff is prepared to provide you with the best possible combination of treatment modalities. As a result, you will acquire new patterns of behavior and thinking, creating healthy habits in the process. Our patients learn to live vigorous, independent lives with their diagnoses.
PARTNERING WITH D’AMORE IS A WAY OUT OF DEPRESSION
Depression is often described as a black hole and without treatment, it can threaten to swallow lives. However, D’Amore Healthcare is ready to show you a new way of living. Our well-trained and kind-hearted staff is on call and ready to help you 24 hours a day, year-round to get you started on a personalized treatment plan of care with therapeutic modalities to ensure your mental wellness. We believe you are worth it, so call us anytime!
D’Amore Healthcare is a dual diagnosis, mental health treatment center for men and women specializing in the intervention, acute stabilization and residential treatment of depression. We are a Joint Commission accredited, California-certified facility located in the sunny, beach community of Costa Mesa.
We offer the following treatment modalities for those suffering from depression:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Positive Psychology and D’Amore’s Signature Positive Reinforcement Program, “Build Me Up”
Strategic Family Therapy
Integrative Functional Medicine
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DEPRESSION
It is common to hear people talk about being depressed, but depression should not be confused with mere sadness, Depression is overwhelming and those suffering from it often have difficulty even getting out of the house to face the day. The increased suicide rate and comorbidity with other conditions make depression a dangerous condition.
WHAT IS DEPRESSION?
Depression is a mental health disorder marked by a low mood lasting two weeks or longer. This mood may include a loss of enjoyment in previously pleasurable activities, low self-esteem, fatigue, and unexplained aches and pains. An estimated 3% of the world’s population had a depressive episode in one single year. That’s over 200 million people! Furthermore, 2 to 8% of those adults will commit suicide.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION
The National Institute for Mental Health lists the following as indicators of depression:
Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood
Feelings of hopelessness, or pessimism
Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities
Decreased energy or fatigue
Moving or talking more slowly
Feeling restless or having trouble sitting still
Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
Appetite and/or weight changes
Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts
Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear physical cause that do not ease – even with treatment – may be depression related.
If you are experiencing some of these symptoms daily over the span of two weeks or more, you may be suffering from a major depressive episode.
Depression is not “the blues.” It is a serious mental health condition with very real associated dangers. Additionally, studies have shown that approximately 60% of those with a history of depression also have a history of substance abuse disorders that requires addiction treatment. If you or someone you love is suffering from depression, please seek help. You don’t have to carry this alone!