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It’s more than being sad. Depression is a draining and debilitating mood disorder with paralyzing effects.

Sovereign Health of Arizona provides inpatient depression treatment for women with depression using holistic and edifying trauma-informed care.

Depression can happen at any age. More women are diagnosed with this mental illness than men, but this may be because women are more open to seeking treatment. The development of depression may be influenced by:

  • Being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender with little support
  • Chronic illness or pain
  • Certain medications, such as high blood pressure medications or sleeping pills
  • Childhood trauma
  • Complications of depression
  • Family history
  • History of other mental health disorders
  • Low self-esteem
  • Substance abuse
  • Traumatic or stressful events

Symptoms Of Depression

Depression can worsen if left untreated and result in symptoms that make a productive and purposeful life arduous. Symptoms of depression may include:

  • Anxiety, panic disorder or social phobia
  • Apathy or lack of energy
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Feeling sad, worthless and hopeless
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Increased or reduced appetite
  • Irritability and anger
  • Loss of interest in formerly pleasurable pursuits
  • Persistent bodily pain
  • Performance problems at work or school
  • Poor family relationships
  • Restlessness
  • Self-injury
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Slowed thoughts and body movement
  • Substance abuse
  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts
  • Weight gain or obesity

Depression Inside the Body

Depression impacts not only the mental and emotional issue but a physical one as well as this disorder affects both the limbic and endocrine system.

The limbic system in the brain regulates activities such as emotions, physical energy and sex drives plus the stress response. Within the limbic system, the hypothalamus controls the functionality of the pituitary gland which in turn regulates key hormones. The hypothalamus is located at the base of the brain is responsible for basic functions. Other structures within the limbic system linked to emotional reaction are the amygdala and hippocampus.

Researchers observe depression impacts the limbic system – the aforementioned brain regions in particular. They’ve also found changes to three neurotransmitters in depressed persons: Dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine. The three navigate the body’s response to cues of appetite, emotions, sleep, stress and sexuality.

Depression also affects the endocrine system in the body, which creates hormones and releases them into the blood stream. One hormone for example, cortisol, is a stress hormone released by the adrenal glands. It flows in excess in the bloodstream of depressed individuals.

Causes Of Depression

Depression may be caused by a number of factors. Many professionals believe that physical changes in the brain may play a role in bringing about such a condition. Other causes may be a hormonal imbalance or a family history of depression.

Grief and loss may trigger an episode of depression, such as the death of a family member or loved one. Instances of domestic violence or rape may also cause unresolved emotional trauma, leading to depression. Regardless of the cause, the sooner treatment at a rehab for depression begins, the better the outcome can be.

Getting Help For Depression

Depression isn’t an isolated illness. That’s why it is important that depression treatment centers include a complete biopsychosocial assessment to unearth every issue a person might be experiencing. People experiencing depression often have co-occurring substance abuse, mental disorders or other exacerbating issues.

Sovereign Health of Arizona embodies dual diagnosis treatment at our depression treatment centers and goes a step further by offering various levels of care and cathartic alternative therapies in addition to our standard cognitive modalities. We enfold each woman in a blanket of trauma-informed care. Sovereign Health believes in tailor-fit treatment for each person at our rehab for depression to ensure lasting wellness.

Why Choose Sovereign Health?

Our women-only depression treatment center is located in a quiet, upscale residential neighborhood in Chandler, Arizona, providing patients with an intimate retreat to focus fully on their recovery.

All our treatment center locations throughout the U.S. are based on a philosophy that recognizes each patient’s unique needs and circumstances by providing them with personalized treatment plans tailored to their specific treatment needs. Our inpatient depression treatment not only offers holistic programming to aid in the rehabilitation of brain functioning, but also educates our patients on life skills to equip them with the tools they need to lead more productive lives and avoid future relapse.

Sovereign Health of Arizona treats addiction, mental disorders and co-occurring conditions. Simply put, we provide a full package for A Better Way to a Better Life.

To learn more about our depression rehab in Arizona contact our 24/7 helpline.

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