Depression Treatment Programs and Services in Reading, PA
At Haven Behavioral Hospital of Eastern Pennsylvania, we know that depression is much more than feeling a little blue. Depression can bring on feelings of overwhelming sadness and hopelessness. Activities you once enjoyed become a chore. Getting out of bed may seem impossible when all you want to do is sleep, or you may have insomnia. You may have little or no energy. You may overeat or have no appetite at all.
Severe depression can interfere with your daily life and even lead to physical aches and pain or suicidal thoughts. Persistent depressive disorder (PDD) is a depressed mood that lasts for two years or more. New mothers may be affected by postpartum depression. Many people are affected by seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which typically occurs during the winter months when there is less natural sunlight. Depression also affects those with mental illness such as psychosis or bipolar disorder.
You are not alone. Depression is one of the most common mood disorders, affecting millions of people each year. It touches almost every age, ethnic and socioeconomic background, though women are more likely to be affected than men.
Trauma, genetics, life circumstances, brain structure and other medical conditions like chronic pain can trigger depression. It also may go along with drug or alcohol addiction. About 30 percent of those with a substance abuse problem also have depression.
There is hope for recovery. Even the most severe types of depression can be treated. The earlier you start treatment, the more effective it can be. Haven Behavioral Hospital of Eastern Pennsylvania offers customized treatment for depression on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.