Rehabilitation Options for Anxiety and Depression?
Anxiety and depression are now more dominant than ever before. One of the reasons for this in recent years is something that cannot be denied and has affected everyone around the globe, the Covid-19 pandemic. While anxiety and depression were always some of the more prevalent mental health issues, they have increased significantly over the last few years.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “During August 19–31, 2020, through December 9–21, 2020, significant increases were observed in the percentages of adults who reported experiencing symptoms of an anxiety disorder (from 31.4% to 36.9%), depressive disorder (from 24.5% to 30.2%), and at least one of these disorders (from 36.4% to 42.4%).” These are not insignificant increases, but they do represent the increasing importance of getting people the help they need.
These numbers indicate that anxiety and depression disorders affect a considerable number of Americans. However, these people affected do not have to struggle with mental health distress anymore. There are rehab and treatment options available that are specific to the needs of those with anxiety and depression.
Understanding Anxiety and Depression
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “About half of all people in the United States will be diagnosed with a mental disorder at some point in their lifetime,” and contained within that, there are “mental disorders like depression and anxiety [that] can affect people’s ability to take part in healthy behaviors.”
To better understand the mood disorders of anxiety and depression, it may help to look at some of the symptoms. Some of the more common symptoms of an anxiety disorder are:
- Becoming easily fatigued, and having reoccurring headaches, and gastrointestinal pains
- Feeling excessively worried, irritable, and/or abnormally distressed
- Having difficulty sleeping, having difficulty staying asleep, or experiencing a reoccurring racing heartbeat
- Experiencing muscle tension, or excessive sweating
- Feelings of unreasonable paranoia and/or guilt
Some of the symptoms of a depressive disorder may also exist under the anxiety category, but they also have their own unique characteristics, including:
- Having difficulty concentrating or composing clear thoughts
- Feeling excessively sad, lonely, or uneasy
- Feelings of helplessness, guilt, and worry
- Feelings of lethargy, disinterest in once-enjoyed activities, and/or feelings of worthlessness
- Experiencing changes in sleep patterns, including having difficulty sleeping, and difficulty waking up
- Having thoughts of self-harm, suicide, or death
Treatment Options for Anxiety and Depression
Many people feel that “rehab” is only for those who struggle with issues of addiction. This is simply not true. There are many options for those that strictly struggle with anxiety and/or depressive disorders.
One of the options that we offer here at the Phoenix Recovery Center is found at our centers for depression and anxiety. Also, our centers do not adhere to a “one-size-fits-all” approach. We have a vast array of options and treatment plans.
Our services include a residential program, partial hospitalization program (PHP) day program, intensive outpatient program (IOP), and general outpatient program. Regardless of which is deemed best, these are all effective options for mental health recovery.
Our Residential Program
While we don’t offer specific psychiatric residential care, we are partnered with some of the best psychiatric facilities in the country that can get the initial stages of severe mental health treatment started. From there, however, we have the residential care and oversight that can steer a person further down the positive path of recovery.
Our Partial Hospitalization Program Day Program
Our PHP day program is perfect for those that have either progressed enough in our residential program or for those that have been deemed stable enough to not require inpatient treatment. This is a great option for those struggling with anxiety and depression that are early in the recovery process because it offers the support that is often needed outside of a recovery center.
Our Intensive Outpatient Program
Our IOP program is great for those that need to utilize clinical, pharmacological, or psychiatric care but can do so outside of a treatment facility. This is a great option for those with anxiety and depression because it allows for professional check-ins and monitoring while also helping to integrate their recovery into their everyday lives.
Our General Outpatient Program
Our general outpatient program works for those that have progressed beyond our other offerings. For those dealing with anxiety and depression, this means that integration into everyday life has significantly moved forward, but the need for therapeutic or clinical connection is still appropriate.
Anxiety and Depression Recovery in the Long-Term
The truth is that recovery from anxiety and depression is not all about the rehab center. It is about long-term rehabilitation.
Yes, rehab is a great option and a great start. However, recovery is about the journey, not the destination. Remember, mental health statistics are not just numbers. They are people. They are people that need help, and for those people that are struggling with anxiety and depression, there are a lot of options for help out there.
Getting away from the vicious cycle of loneliness and isolation can be crucial when it comes to first treating anxiety and depression. If you or a loved one are one of the millions of people struggling with issues of anxiety and depression, get support today. You don’t have to struggle with your mental health anymore. Call The Phoenix Recovery Center today at (801) 438-3185 for more information.