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Best Depression Treatment

Written by Onaolapo Adeyemi. Posted in Treatment Services

Best Depression Treatment – Anxiety therapy and medication seems to have always worked when it comes to treating depression related to PTSD

Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad, but these feelings are usually fleeting and pass within a couple of days. When a person has a depressive disorder, it interferes with daily life, normal functioning, and causes pain for both the person with the disorder and those who care about him or her. Depression is a common but serious illness, and most who experience it need treatment to get better. The good news is that depression, even the most severe cases, is a highly treatable disorder.

Screening
You may be wondering if you have symptoms of Depression. One way of determining that is to take a brief confidential and anonymous screen. Only you will see the results of the brief screen. None of the results are stored or sent anywhere. You can choose to print a copy of the results for your own records or to give to your physician or a mental health professional.

VA Programs & Services

A number of depression treatments are available. Medication and psychological counseling (psychotherapy) are very effective for most people. There are also many types of professionals who treat depression. A good place to start is with your primary care physician. In some cases, a primary care physician can prescribe medication to relieve depression symptoms. However, if treatment by your physician does not help you, the next step is to see a mental health professional.

In addition to medications, psychotherapy can be very effective in the treatment of depression. In fact, evidence-based psychotherapies are among the most effective treatments for depression. The following evidence-based psychotherapies have been found to be effective in treating depression. One or more of them can be found at your local VA Medical Center.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-D)

CBT is a structured, time-limited psychotherapy that helps individuals develop more balanced and helpful thoughts about themselves, others, and the future. CBT also helps individuals spend more time engaging in pleasurable or productive activities. CBT helps individuals to achieve personal goals and solve problems by learning and practicing new skills.

I am interested in learning more about CBT-D

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT-D)

ACT is a psychotherapy based on the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, which help individuals overcome their struggle with emotional pain and worry by encouraging them to take active steps to move forward. ACT helps individuals recognize, commit to, and achieve what matters most to them in life.

I am a interested in learning more about ACT-D

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is a treatment for depression that focuses on the relationships that may be the cause or the result of depression. IPT helps individuals to understand the connection between their depression and current relationship problems. It also helps individuals build social skills to deal better with problems. This helps to improve how someone feels as well and the quality of their life.

I am interested in learning more about IPT

https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/depression.asp).  The anxiety therapy is not new.

 

PTSD and Best Depression Treatment

Anxiety Therapy – Best Depression and PTSD Treatment

Best Depression Treatment

Articles & Fact Sheets

  • What is Major Depression?: A VA Fact Sheet providing information on: basic facts, symptoms, treatments, and information for families (2011).
  • Depression After Brain Injury: A guide for patients and their caregivers from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
  • Depression: A detailed booklet with information on symptoms, causes, treatments, getting help and coping (2007).
  • Depression (Easy to Read): An easy-to-read booklet that explains what depression is, how long it lasts and how to get help (2007).
  • Older Adults and Depression: A brief statistical fact sheet on depression and suicide in older adults, with information on treatments and suicide prevention (2003).
  • Late Life Depression: According to the VA’s National Registry for Depression, 11% of Veterans aged 65 years and older have a diagnosis of major depressive disorder, a rate more than twice that found in the general population of adults aged 65 and older.
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder: Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as “winter depression,” is not pure seasonal depression, but seasonal worsening of pre-existing depression. It is defined as “recurring depression with seasonal onset and remission,” mostly affecting people who already have depression.

 

Resources

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Depression: A grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. Provides information on symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and more.
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) – Depression: A national organization whose mission is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure. Provides information on signs, symptoms, treatment, clinical trials and more.
  • Mental Health America (MHA) – Depression: A nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives. Provides a number of factsheets on depression such as: Depression: What You Need to Know and Signs of Depression Checklist.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) – Depression: A national organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses. Provides information on symptoms and types of depression, as well as a few brochures such as: Myths and Facts about Depression and Bipolar Disorder.

If you have thoughts of hurting yourself or someone else, please call the Veterans Crisis line 1-800-273-8255, press 1 or visit their website at www.veteranscrisisline.net/.

Drug And Alcohol Rehab

Written by Onaolapo Adeyemi. Posted in drug and alcohol rehab

What Kind of Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers Are There?

By Milfred Kennelly | Submitted On November 09, 2010

Drug And Alcohol Rehab – What do you think of when you hear the word “drug and alcohol rehab centers”? You may think all drug and alcohol rehab centers are alike, but the truth is that they’re not. There are different types, and they serve different types of needs. Some provide posh accommodations complete with generously stocked refrigerators, luxury bedrooms and over-friendly staff to make your whole stay vacation-like. Then, there are those that resemble hospitals.

In the past, most drug and rehab centers were only a few steps away from resembling jails. They looked like a prison and they felt like the prison, except that you could always leave at any time. Of course, if you did, you might never be let in again. However, you won’t necessarily be suffering when you are in rehab, although you will find yourself working harder than ever before.

  • Drug And Alcohol Rehab
  • What Kind of Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers Are There?
  • Tips on How to Go About the Drug and Alcohol Rehab Process

There are drug and alcohol rehab centers that are solely for alcoholics, and then there are those that take in only the users of a certain drug. There are also treatment centers that take in only repeat visitors, women, men, teenagers, the elderly, or people who don’t just suffer drug and alcohol addiction, but also psychological problems.

Drug and Alcohol Rehab CentersAdditionally, there are rehab centers for people of a certain religion and centers for those who do not want religion to play any part of their rehabilitation. Many treatment centers are anchored on the “twelve-step” program. For the “twelve-step” program to be effective, you would have to believe in a “higher power”. If this doesn’t cut it for you, try a treatment center that offers an alternative system to get the same message across.

One specific example of religion-specific drug and alcohol rehab centers are Christian-based rehabs. Naturally, these programs have a lot of religious elements involved, which is why as I have stressed before, they are not for everyone. If you do not believe in the core principles of the religion involved, then the specially designed treatment course will not be effective on you.

For the most part, drug and alcohol rehab centers are classified according to the principles behind the treatment. For example, there are centers that follow a client-centered approach. There are also centers that follow the many different paradigms for psychoanalytic treatment. Then, there are the hybrids. These are the drug and alcohol rehab centers that combine at least two different schools of thought where rehabilitation is concerned.

When you are getting treatment, you can choose to either be an inpatient or an outpatient. Experts recommend residential programs because these are far more intensive and usually more effective. In any case, given how varied treatment approaches are, it’s important to do a little research on the drug and alcohol rehab centers that are on your shortlist. Go ahead and do this. Get in touch with the centers that you are considering, and talk to them about what methods they use for treatment and if it fits in with your belief system. Once you know what to expect, you will see that no matter what substance you are addicted to, there are people who can help.

Milfred Kennelly is a writer and researcher on drug and alcohol rehab centers. Learn how you can fight addiction and help yourself or a loved one start the necessary journey to recovery using the Recovery Ways system: recoveryaddictiontreatment.com.

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Tips on How to Go About the Drug and Alcohol Rehab Process

By Nelson Kana | Submitted On March 25, 2010

After the great achievement of starting the substance free life comes one other very delicate part of the journey to complete drug and alcohol rehab. Let’s agree on the fact that there is a great difference between taking the decision to do away with addicting substances and to effectively keeping them away from you. In all the cases there is always a starting point without which we would never talk about drug and alcohol rehab.

Keeping a drug and alcohol-free life consists of all the initiatives that one undertakes to avoid falling back into dependence. In the past when the substance abuse was still a very rare phenomenon, all the main efforts put in place so far to try to fight it was to prove its harmful effects. Today it has been established that more efforts have to be put in the second part of drug and alcohol rehab process which is to live the substance free life.

In order to be sure of where we are going it is important to know what exactly we want. Most of the people who go through drug and alcohol rehab seem to miss the point because once they stop consuming substances, their enemy becomes their body reactions to this break. Since the body reactions will only cease after a given period of time after the last intake, it turns out to be like fighting the wrong enemy without success. This usually causes most people who engage in drug and alcohol rehab to give up after a short period of time.

Drug_and_Alcohol_Rehab_CentersIn the process of drug and alcohol rehab, these body reactions are termed drug withdrawal. Depending on the particular substance it is important to know the expected symptoms of the withdrawal. Though most of them can be dealt with by simple perseverance some can be treated with medication. The chemical treatment, in this case, will just serve like the pain killers does when we have a headache that is not really solving the problem at the source. Therefore we are left with developing the new habit of living without drugs.

Let’s put all together with our goal in drug and alcohol rehab.

Overcoming the withdrawal symptoms
Developing the drug-free life style
The question left should be how do we develop this life style? Let’s examine the different things that influence our life style. As we live each day we gather information from all our five senses that are we gather images, sounds, scents, tastes and feelings from our skin. In the same way that a set information caused one to be addicted, we have to put together another set information to will produce the reverse effect. To make it plain with an example, if a person decides to stop tobacco consumption and then goes to places where he sees people smoking and even catches the scent of cigarette, this person is very likely to fall back into dependence because the more you get information about something the more you are urged to do that thing. A better situation would be if the person were surrounded by all sort of information that suggests a complete drug-free life then these would ease the persons passage to detoxification.

Drug and alcohol rehab requires that an addict should stay away from all sort of images, sounds, tastes, feelings, and scents that suggest drug and alcohol addiction as much as possible. This is somehow why some people reported about their failures in their complete detoxification. It takes much support from family and friends to be able to complete the process. However, it worth taking that step because it is better to be able to choose what pleases you and chose when you want to get pleasure from it than to be controlled by drugs. It should be noted however that there is no guarantee that following these rules will secure your drug and alcohol rehab process. For generations now it has been known that if there be any thing man cannot do then God can do it for you. The only thing man can do is to suggest treatment but God is the only one who heals.

Nelson Kana is currently a Youth Worker in a local Youth Ministry in Cameroon and has been carrying out researches on drug and alcohol rehab [http://www.drugandalcoholrehab.ebottabi.com/]

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Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Nelson_Kana/594515

 

Originally posted 2017-08-27 20:36:29.

Food for thought – Wise words

Written by Onaolapo Adeyemi. Posted in Psychotherapy Books

Food for thought  –  Wise words

PTSD and all different kinds of mental/trauma healing not only comes from therapy, medications EMDR and much more.  It takes more than just the therapy to get your life back, and that is “YOU”.

wise_wordsYou need to take part in your own treatment and recovery.

1.    Take time to work – It is the price of success
2.    Take time to think – It is the source of power.
3.    Take time to play – It is the secret of youth
4.    Take time to read – It is the foundation of knowledge
5.    Take time to Worship – It is the highway of reverence and washes the dust of earth from our eyes.
6.    Take time to help and enjoy friends – It is the source of happiness.
7.    Take time to love – It is the one sacrament of living
8.    Take time to Dream – It hitches the soul to the stars.
9.    Take time Laugh – It is the singing that helps with life’s loads.
10.  Take time for Beauty – It is everywhere in nature.
11.  Take time for health – It is true wealth and treasure of life
12.  Take time to plan – It is the secret of being able to have time to take time for the first eleven things.

“When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.”
Jess C. Scott, The Intern

“I demolish my bridges behind me…then there is no choice but to move forward”
Fridtjof Nansen

“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this – you haven’t.”
Thomas A. Edison

“But just because you bury something, that doesn’t mean it stops existing.”
Jenny Han, We’ll Always Have Summer

“Make your lives a masterpiece, you only get one canvas.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

It is always wise to look ahead,
but difficult to look further than you can see.
– Winston Churchill

Word of Advice
Listen to music every time, don’t be an enemy of yourself! Exercise yourself, it brings out the best in you.  Always remember to plan, cause people don’t plan to fail, but they fail to Plan.  Always plan to succeed! Speculation, anticipation and fear of the unknown only bring you “$0.00” ROI.

 

References:

Words and wisdom of hope

Wikipedia: Words and wisdom of hope

Quote of the Day

The Quotations Page

Wisdom and Quotes

Board of Wisdom

 

 

Engr. Prince Onaolapo Adeyemi
CEO Crewlane Technologies

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Originally posted 2008-03-25 19:00:00.




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