Depression & Addiction Programs in San Diego, CA

People suffering with Depression simply cannot “get over it.”

What is Depression?

Depression is generally characterized by persistent and insistent sadness alongside feelings of worthlessness and the lack of interest in pleasure-seeking for extended periods. It is a mental health disorder that interferes with daily functioning, disrupting sleep and relationships as well as the cognitive processing of the brain, leading to dissonance in the way that information, emotions, and complex problems are thought out. National Institute of Health reports that more than 16 million adults in the United States experience an episode of major depression per year, with the likelihood of a person developing depression at approximately 10 percent. There are many depressive disorders, such as major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder, psychotic depression, postpartum depression, and seasonal affective disorder. Symptoms include feelings of sadness and irritability on a daily basis, loss of interest in previous enjoyed activities, weight loss or appetite changes, trouble with sleep, feelings of restlessness, lack of energy, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, difficulty with concentration and decision making, and thoughts of self-harm and suicidal ideation.

How we might treat it.

Divine House uses psychotherapy to recognize any underlying triggers and develop positive coping skills to avoid and overcome symptoms arising from depression. It also helps patients learn how to adjust to a crisis or stressful situation, improve communication within their interpersonal relationships as well as their self-esteem, redirect negative thoughts, and regain satisfaction and control within their life. We use cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, problem-solving therapy, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to achieve these goals.