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Depression is different from feeling down or unhappy, sometimes treatment is required to help defeat feelings of anxiety, sadness and distress. Call our enquiries team for a confidential chat about private treatment for depression. 020 3941 2000

Private Depression Treatment

If you, or someone you love, is living with depression, it’s important to know that support is out there. As every case of depression is complex and completely unique to each person, there is no one-size-fits-all with treatment. That’s why the best depression treatment plans are tailored and developed around the individual, and that’s exactly what we do.

Examples of effective depression treatment include talking therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), antidepressant medication or combination therapy. Combination therapy for depression outlines the method of using a range of treatments to combat the mental illness – this is generally the most effective option.

Depression Treatment at Home

Home depression treatment is an effective way of combatting your mental health in order to control your current condition. For severe cases of depression, full-time live-in depression care would be the most appropriate choice moving forward for support with your mental health. For cases that aren’t as severe, regular home care visits can be arranged depending on the level of care that is required by the client.

Effective specialist depression home treatment can reduce the level of anxiety, distress and depression you are currently feeling so you can begin your road to recovery. Claimont’s in-home private depression treatment also places an intense focus on developing new techniques to handle emotions and stress in the future. This helps reduce the chance of any relapses into mental health problems so you can live happily and healthily following a Claimont bespoke personal care plan.

If left untreated, depression can have a significant negative impact on social, physical and mental well-being. That’s why depression treatment is most effective in the early stages, as the mental health condition can often gradually worsen with time, making it a more difficult challenge to reverse.

Severe Depression Treatment (Resistant Depression Treatment)

Treatment-resistant depression (TRD) is a term used in psychiatry to describe cases where a client has taken at least two courses of antidepressants and hasn’t had an adequate response. With TRD, the course of action is not always clear but there are several options available. The team at Claimont are experts in designing a depression treatment plan to help clients and families through this distressing period of mental illness.

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Depression symptoms

Many people fail to recognise their feelings as depression, especially if they haven’t experienced a mental health condition before. You should look to seek specialist depression treatment if you have felt down or miserable, have lost interest in activities you once loved or experienced other symptoms of depression in the categories below. Particularly if this has been over a prolonged period of time.

Symptoms of Depression:

  • ‍Unhappy, disappointed or tearful
  • Overwhelmed
  • Restless
  • Frustrated and irritable
  • Guilty
  • Empty and numb
  • Lonely and unable to confide in other people
  • Unable to get pleasure from activities you once enjoyed
  • No self-confidence or self-esteem
  • Hopeless
  • Suicidal

Behavioural symptoms of Depression:

  • Alienating family and friends
  • Becoming anti-social and not going out anymore
  • Unable to focus and concentrate
  • Focusing heavily on the negatives
  • Self-harming or suicidal behaviour
  • A decrease in productivity at work and in-home life
  • Increased difficulty in getting out of bed
  • Misusing drugs and alcohol

Physical effects of Depression:

  • ‍Insomnia, issues falling asleep and oversleeping
  • Chronic fatigue (feeling tired all the time)
  • Low sex drive
  • Becoming less physically active
  • Aches and pains with no apparent cause
  • Loss of appetite and overeating
  • Frequently becoming sick or run down

What are the causes of Depression?

There is no single known reason why people suffer from depression however, there are often various contributing factors that can cause a client to ‘spiral’ into depressive thoughts and feelings. These can include traumatic life events, e.g. losing someone close to you, a break-up with a partner, financial struggles or losing a job.

Those who are self-critical or have low self-esteem can often be vulnerable to depression. Some studies suggest depression is hereditary and you are more likely to be affected if your relatives have been prone to mental illness in the past. Some people may not be able to link their depression with any of the reasons above, which can often make it even more difficult to understand the source of the problem.

Depression has often been misunderstood and underestimated. In recent times, the stigma around depression has been lessened with many successful and high-profile individuals coming forward as sufferers. This shows that depression is indiscriminate in who it affects – regardless of a person’s wealth, age or environment, mental health conditions can appear at any point. It is estimated that 1 in 6 people will experience depression in their lifetime, with women tending to be more prone to the illness than men.

Types of Depression

Depression is a common medical illness that affects how a person feels, thinks and therefore acts. Those suffering from depression often have feelings of sadness, loss of interest in activities or pleasure, low self-esteem and feelings of guilt. Depression can lead to a variety of physical and emotional problems, decreasing a person’s concentration and ability to function at work, home and social situations.

Depression is different from feeling down or unhappy; everyone will have moments of unhappiness from time to time. However, those suffering from depression will experience more intense feelings of hopelessness, anxiety and negativity. Instead of the feelings going away, they stay with the individual and gradually worsen if not dealt with correctly.

For those living with depression, it can put a strain on relationships professionally, and with family, partners and friends. Those who surround them often struggle to understand the illness and how to help the person suffering.

There are many levels of depression which take on specific names and disorders. The ones below are the types of depression that are commonly seen:

  • Major Depression
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Psychotic Depression
  • Peripartum (Postpartum) Depression
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
  • ‘Situational’ Depression
  • Atypical Depression

The type of depression that a sufferer is diagnosed with is based on the number of symptoms that the sufferer displays over time. For example, a doctor may diagnose you with major depression if you have five or more clear symptoms on most days for two weeks or longer. Others vary and can include specific symptoms, but generally, the depression treatment will involve pinpointing your feelings and how long you’ve had them for in order to combat it with the correct treatment.

Visiting your doctor about Depression

When visiting your doctor about depression, they may ask the following questions:

  • When did your depression symptoms start?
  • How long have symptoms lasted?
  • How severe are your depression symptoms?
  • Does depression or other mental illnesses run in your family?
  • Do you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse?

Your doctor may be able to offer advice and medication to help combat depression however, you will often be referred to a specialist for treatment.

  • How is depression diagnosed?

    There are no physical tests to uncover whether someone is suffering from depression, but a GP may examine certain health aspects to rule out other potential conditions. Depression diagnosis starts with a GP asking you questions to understand your mental and physical state alongside your general health.

  • How is depression treated?

    Depression treatment is dictated by the state and current severity of the depression. Mild depression is much easier to solve than moderate or severe depression. In worst cases, combined therapy of medication and psychotherapy can help reduce the state of depression. This includes treatments such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Counselling and Interpersonal Therapy.

  • How can I stop my depression?

    If you have tried self-help such as regular communication about your issues and exercise, the next step should be to seek professional help regarding your depression. If you are looking for help, contact Claimont today to see how we can help you once again live happily and healthily through a combination of in-home depression treatments.

  • How do I help someone with depression?

    If you know someone who is suffering with depression, there are a number of different things you can do to support them with care and sensitivity. It’s necessary to keep yourself informed on the signs and symptoms of depression so that you can provide support and recognise an emergency should one arise. If you do feel yourself or a loved one is suffering from depression, it’s important to gain the help you need today. Contact Claimont to see how we can help.

  • Why choose depression home treatment?

    Seeking help for your depression through the NHS will always be an option, however long waiting lists and a lack of specialist treatment providers can mean you won’t receive support as quickly as you need. Depression treatment at home not only allows you the ability to recover in a safe, comfortable environment – it also allows you to access more intensive support that focuses on your own needs specifically.

  • Will my depression come back?

    Some people do find that their depression returns after receiving treatment, depending on the severity of their case. With our individually-tailored private depression treatment, we will teach you a number of practical coping mechanisms should this be the case. These skills will help reduce your chance of a relapse and allow you to tackle any issues with a clear, logical mind.

  • How do I pay for private depression treatment?

    Private depression treatment at home is not covered by the NHS so sessions will need to be paid depending on your specific circumstances. If you’re worried about the cost of treatment, it may be worth taking out private healthcare insurance – which can cover all or part of the payment. You can also pay for your treatment upfront – with Claimont Health, we will be transparent about the price of our sessions upon your enquiry.

Make an Enquiry

Whether the enquiry is for yourself or a loved one, the first step in successfully treating depression is to talk to a member of our team.

At Claimont we take your privacy very seriously and we use the utmost discretion when contacting you. Everything that we talk about is kept in the strictest confidence and will not be shared by Claimont to anyone outside the organisation without obtaining your consent first.

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