COBRA Depression Treatment
The Dire Cost of Depression
Approximately 10 percent of Americans will be affected by depression at some point in their lives, and an estimated 121 million people worldwide are struggling with a depression disorder this very minute.
Left untreated, depression can have devastating effects that run the gamut from possible drug and/or alcohol addiction to difficulties at work or at school to complications regarding physical health. Without treatment, people suffering from depression see their quality of life suffer. Luckily, help is available in the form of COBRA depression treatment centers.
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Recognizing the Warning Signs of Depression
If you think that you or a loved one might be suffering from a depression disorder, look out for these key signs and symptoms and seek help at one of many qualified COBRA depression treatment centers:
- Difficulty focusing or concentration
- Struggling to make decisions
- Mental fatigue
- Feeling helpless, guilty, or worthless
- Decreased energy levels
- Sleep disturbances like early-morning awakening
- Excessive sleeping
- Irritability or anxiety
- Loss of libido
- Loss of interest in formally exciting hobbies or pastimes
- Changes in appetite
- Generalized body aches
- Digestive problems
- Feelings of sadness or emptiness that don't go away
- Suicidal thoughts
- Suicide attempts
Depression is not merely feeling sad or "down in the dumps" – it's a serious mental disorder that requires treatment at the hands of a medical professional. Check your benefits to see what your insurance coverage offers in regards to being admitted to qualified COBRA depression treatment centers.
There is not a one-size-fits-all treatment for depression. Each patient's plan is drawn up in response to their individual needs, with allowances made for work, school, or family obligations and attention given to co-existing disorders or addictions.
- Pharmacological intervention involves the use of prescription drugs to treat the symptoms and possible underlying biological causes of depression. Sometimes simply adjusting the patient's brain chemistry can prove effective; other times this will be just one part of a multi-faceted approach.
- Behavioral therapy helps patients reimagine their cognitive response to stressors so they can begin to react in a positive fashion instead of funneling negative feelings in an unhealthy manner.
- Counseling can be done on an individual or group basis and may involve friends, family, or other patients who share similar struggles with depression.
Depending on your insurance benefits and the treatment options available at your nearby COBRA depression treatment centers, your therapeutic regimen may have many different layers, all with one ultimate goal: your health and recovery.