Depression can be an isolating and difficult condition to live with, regardless of your age, gender, or background. It can be hard to maintain a healthy level of stability when your mental health is fluctuating. Depression can affect anybody, and as one of the most common mental illnesses, there are likely people in your life who are also living with the condition.
Depression is different from the periods of sadness or isolation we all experience at certain points in our life. It’s an overwhelming and unshakeable feeling which is often felt to such an extent that it inhibits the ability to live on a day-to-day basis. If this resonates with you, this could indicate you are living with a depressive disorder and you could benefit from getting help.
If you are looking for a luxury depression treatment option, Cirque Lodge could be your answer. Our treatment for depression takes a holistic approach, we consider the whole person rather than just their symptoms.
Often depression develops for several reasons and we aim to understand everything which has contributed to your mental illness. From here, we can focus on person-centered healing and empowerment, enabling you to re-enter life with a positive outlook for the future.
Below we look at details of our luxury depression treatment and how you can move forwards with the next steps.
What is Depression?
Depression is a term that is used to describe a number of mood disorders that have depressive symptoms. Recent statistics found that approximately 21 million American adults had at least one major depressive episode in 2020. This equates to 8.4% of adults in the United States.
The main characteristics of depression are feelings of sadness, emptiness, and loss of motivation. Although most forms of depression share these symptoms, there are some distinctions between them.
However, it is common for people to suffer from a number of these conditions simultaneously. This is called comorbid depression. Below we look at some of the conditions which are under the wider diagnosis of depression.
- Bipolar depression: People living with bipolar disorder typically experience fluctuating moods which can alternate between extremely low and extremely high (sometimes known as manic). When they are low, they are likely to experience symptoms of depression such as exhaustion, very low mood, and in some cases suicidal ideation.
- Major depressive disorder: Major depressive disorder, also known as major depression or clinical depression, is characterized by feelings of deep sadness and emptiness which last for more than two weeks. People with this condition may find it hard to continue with everyday life.
- Persistent depressive disorder: Persistent depressive disorder, also sometimes known as dysthymia, tends to have milder symptoms than major depressive disorder but can persist much longer. People with persistent depressive disorder may have a general feeling of sadness that does not go away.
- Postpartum depression: Postpartum depression can occur in women during pregnancy, and may last up to a year following the birth of their baby. It’s important not to conflate this with the normal stress or anxiety which may come after having a baby. Postpartum depression can be extremely traumatic for new mothers.
- Premenstrual dysphoric disorder: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is related to menstruation and is sometimes described as an intense form of premenstrual disorder (PMS). It can affect people in the days leading up to their period.
- Psychotic depression: Psychotic depression is characterized by symptoms of depression accompanied by psychosis – hallucinations and delusions. This is where people may see or hear things that are not truly there, or believe things to be true that are in fact not. The content of these can vary greatly but often have a frightening or violent theme.
- Seasonal affective disorder: Often referred to as seasonal depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) commonly lasts throughout the winter when the days are darker and colder. The spring and summer months usually see a relief of symptoms.
Psychological Symptoms of Depression
In addition to some of the symptoms mentioned above, there are some common characteristics associated with depressive conditions. Psychological indicators of depression include the following:
- Feelings of worthlessness and low self-esteem
- Hopelessness about the future
- Extreme anxiety
- Feelings of guilt or shame
- Being frustrated
- An inability to make decisions
- A loss of motivation
- A lack of pleasure in things once enjoyed
- Difficulty concentrating
In addition to the above symptoms, there is a high risk of suicidal thoughts and ideation. If left untreated this can lead to devastating consequences. If you, or someone you know, are thinking about suicide, reach out for support. Help is available and there is hope for the future.
People living with depression are likely to experience physical symptoms as well as psychological symptoms. Although they are less commonly discussed, the physical impacts of a depressive disorder can be extremely debilitating and include the following:
- Severe exhaustion
- Muscle pain
- Digestive disorders
- Changes to the menstrual cycle
- Reduced sex drive
- Loss of appetite
For many people in the throes of depression, reaching out for support can be scary. But the good news is, there is so much help available and you too can find a brighter tomorrow. If you are at this stage, you are ready to reach out and accept help, you should be proud of your courage. It’s important that you think about what is right for you and how best to approach treatment.
At Cirque Lodge we offer luxury rehab for people living with depression, below we will look at what you can expect from this form of treatment.
What is Luxury Rehab?
Luxury rehab is a treatment option for those embarking on recovery from mental health disorders or substance abuse disorders.
Typically, luxury rehab will offer some of the same therapy modalities and medication management as regular rehabilitation centers. But, on top of this, you will be able to take advantage of some top-tier facilities and have access to things such as; nutritional, gourmet meals, massage therapy, a gym, a sauna, and perhaps even a spa. It’s common for luxury rehab centers to be based in stunning environments, which can do wonders for your mental well-being.
Every treatment center is different and will offer its own unique service, but you can be sure that if you opt for a luxury treatment facility you will be offered the highest quality of care in a serene and comfortable environment. The clientele at luxury rehab is often high-profile, which means the staff is familiar with maintaining complete anonymity for everyone who walks through our doors.
Treatments for Depression
With years of experience treating depression, we understand that the only effective way is to take a person-centered approach. Depression can be caused by a number of things, and often there are a number of contributing factors that lead to a diagnosis. We look at all of these components when we treat depression, not just the symptoms, ensuring that we fully understand the underlying causes of your disorder.
Additionally, some people who come to us have other mental health conditions too such as drug or alcohol addiction. At Cirque Lodge we offer dual diagnosis treatment which means we can support you with the symptoms of all your mental health conditions while working more deeply with you to understand the root causes.
Our highly skilled team of experts will design the best possible treatment plan for your personal needs. Our depression treatment programs include experiential therapy, individual and group therapy, education sessions, and awareness workshops for both the person and their families.
With a backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, Cirque Lodge is not only a recovery center. Many of our clients use the time and space to enjoy nature and increase their physical well-being.
We offer experiential activities, such as equine therapy and trail hiking, which can be extremely beneficial mindful practices. Not only will you have the chance to recover from a debilitating condition, but you also have time to focus on yourself in a holistic way.
We have a range of therapy approaches and modalities to suit your circumstances. You can expect some of the following:
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a method of talk therapy that focuses on the relationship between our thoughts and behaviors. Through CBT we can identify and understand our unhelpful thought and behavior patterns and change them into more positive ones.
CBT focuses on the present moment, as opposed to getting stuck in the past or future which is common in people with depression and anxiety. A CBT therapist will help you to make noticeable changes to improve the debilitating symptoms of depression and lead to a more positive outlook.
Your CBT therapist may offer some helpful solutions for the more difficult days, empowering you to develop coping strategies which serve you and your body in a healthier way.
Experiential and Holistic Therapies
Recovery should not only be focussed on relieving your depression symptoms, we believe that this should be a time in your life when you can learn new things and take part in activities that boost your self-esteem and increase your confidence. We use experiential therapy to complement our more traditional methods of therapy to enhance your mind-body connection and promote long-term well-being.
At Cirque Lodge we offer a range of holistic therapies such as:
- Equine therapy
- Art therapy
We offer a program where you can meet other people going through the recovery process. Whether you are in treatment for depression, a substance use disorder, or co-occurring disorders, group therapy can be a chance to learn and share in a safe and compassionate environment.
Many people find a huge amount of strength in group therapy sessions, hearing inspirational accomplishments from others and sharing their own stories of hope and change.
We combine our complementary therapies with group therapy sessions, enabling you to bond with others and work on communication and teamwork skills in a productive space. Many people remark this is the happiest time of the week for them.
Getting involved in group therapy during your initial treatment at Cirque Lodge gives you time to familiarize yourself with how group therapy operates. This means that upon leaving the center you will feel more comfortable joining a support group outside.
Mental illness can feel incredibly isolating, through finding a community of people who have had similar struggles you can find the support and understanding you need to get through.
Family Systems Therapy
Family therapy can form a crucial part of depression treatment for many people in recovery. At the core of family systems therapy is the belief that the person with a diagnosis can be more deeply understood and treated if family relationships are taken into consideration. Whether the family dynamic is working or not, it can be a crucial element of the treatment process.
By understanding the family history and dynamics, we can work to see patterns in behavior, trigger points, and structural issues. Far from taking the focus away from the person and their symptoms, this can work to increase our understanding of what is going on for them.
Family systems therapy allows us to take a broader perspective with our depression treatment methods.
Many people living with mental health issues find that their general health and well-being are reduced. Loss of appetite is a common symptom of depression, and it’s common to lose interest in things like cooking and healthy eating.
At Cirque Lodge depression rehab center, you will be able to take advantage of our carefully considered nutritious and delicious meals, cooked freshly for the duration of your stay. We strongly believe that recovery is a holistic process, your physical well-being is just as important as your mental wellness in getting you back to health.
We recognize how crucial continuous care is, when you leave our center your journey isn’t over, therefore your support shouldn’t be either.
We work with you during your treatment program to ensure you leave as empowered and positive as possible, with a set of tools and strategies to keep you on the right track. In addition, our continuing care program offers an aftercare plan to guide you to sustained mental well-being. We offer alumni programs whereby you can maintain communication with our supportive community.
Why Choose Luxury Depression Treatment?
Healing from mental health conditions such as depression can be a very challenging process. At a luxury depression treatment center such as Cirque Lodge, you can rest assured that your comfort and safety are being taken care given the high-quality treatment facilities.
At luxury rehab, you can be certain that your anonymity is being maintained, given that our staff is familiar with the need to be confidential. Having access to private rooms and personal bathrooms is a true comfort that may not be available in another residential treatment center.
Do Luxury Rehabs Accept Insurance?
If you are living in the US and considering treatment for depression, you may be wondering about insurance options. Generally, most insurance providers won’t cover all of the costs involved with staying at luxury depression treatment centers, but it’s possible they will cover elements of treatment. Get in touch with your insurance provider to find out more.
Should I Choose Luxury Rehab?
If you are considering luxury rehab there are a number of things to consider. The number one consideration is cost. Luxury depression treatment is not a cheap way to recover from a mental health issue, rather it is for those who have a comfortable amount of money to spend. Putting yourself through extra financial stress at this point is not going to help your recovery so be sure that you are financially able to cover the costs.
Secondly, consider the facilities available. If you feel these extra comforts and activities will aid your recovery it makes sense to opt for this form of treatment. On the other hand, if you don’t feel as though you would make the most of the luxury facilities you may choose a basic treatment program instead.
Thirdly, you are likely to be offered a wider range of therapies at luxury rehab such as Equine therapy, yoga, and art therapy. For some people, these are extremely beneficial to their healing process. If you feel alternative therapy may support your depression recovery, choosing a luxury rehab may be worthwhile.
How Long Will I Stay in Treatment?
If you are looking at depression treatment centers you may be asking yourself, how long will I stay in treatment? This depends on your own specific circumstances and how you are responding to treatment. Our team will work with you to ensure that you only leave our center when you are truly ready and our aftercare supports you through this transition period and into your next phase of life.
Luxury Depression Treatment at Cirque Lodge
Cirque lodge is one of the top treatment centers in the US, located in a stunning environment by the mountains of Utah.
We are proud to be amongst the best depression treatment centers in the country, offering individual and group therapy, co-existing mental health and substance abuse conditions, and alternative therapy options. We can ensure complete confidentiality for all of our guests and treat your privacy with utmost importance.
If you want to find out more about our services or the admissions process, get in touch with us today.