Treatment for Depression in Hawaii is available at Maui Recovery. Anxiety and depression tend to offer short-term relief when it feels like the world is closing in on you. Deep, intense, and perpetual feelings of fear and worry can dominate an individual's life to the point where they no longer feel in control. But, by shifting the focus on the core of the anxiety and depression, residential treatment centers are able to teach clients that their fear and anxiety does not define their life or who they are. At Maui Recovery for example, we know first hand the pain and suffering that comes from depression. And we are here for you in every step of the way toward self love and life changing and lasting recovery.

Treatment for depression in Hawaii can help an affected person to realize the roots of their depression and anxiety. Depression and anxiety often occur at the same time. In fact, it's been estimated that 45 percent of people with one mental health condition meet the criteria for two or more disorders. One study found that 50% of people with either anxiety or depression have the other condition. Although each condition has its own causes, they share many similar symptoms and treatments.

Watch Out for These Risk Factors

There is not a single factor that causes depression to develop. Instead, genetics and brain chemistry play a heavy role in a person’s risk for developing the condition. Certain types of life events are also associated with the development of depression. For instance, a person is at higher risk for developing the condition after losing a loved one or experiencing a trauma. For people that have experienced depression in the past, going through a major life change such as having a baby or losing a job are signs that it may be best to seek treatment for depression in Hawaii.

Know That Depression is Different From Sadness

People who are unfamiliar with depression tend to wonder why it is such a big deal when everyone is sad sometimes. The difference between depression and sadness is that the symptoms of major depressive disorder tend to last far longer than a couple of weeks. With regular sadness, a person is usually just responding to a recent disappointment such as a breakup. They may also be able to snap out of their bad mood by doing something fun. Depression can often have no obvious cause since it involves chemical changes within the brain that require treatment before a person can feel better.

Psychical and Emotional Symptoms of Depression Include:

Feeling down, sad, or upset is normal. It can be concerning feeling that way for several days or weeks on end. Physical symptoms and behavioral changes caused by depression include:

  • Lack of energy, chronic fatigue, or frequent sluggish feeling.
  • Difficulty sleeping, concentrating, and making decisions.
  • Changes in appetite and weight.
  • Loss of interest or no longer finding pleasure in activities.
  • Feelings of sadness, anxiety, or emptiness.
  • Feeling of hopelessness.
  • Restlessness, irritability, and anger.
  • Experiencing feelings of worthlessness or helplessness.
  • Serious thoughts of death or suicide.

Various Types Of Depression Treatment And Therapies

How treatment for depression in Hawaii can help, including other treatment facilities located nationwide, can be outlined in a number of ways. Such forms of recovery combine the best evidence-based treatments with powerful and transformative holistic and experimental therapies to treat the whole client. Some of the most common types of treatments and therapies used to heal from depression include:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a treatment modality and a major aspect of our program. It is very common for individuals struggling with screen addiction to experience destructive and negative thinking or maladaptive thought patterns. Since our cognition affects our wellbeing, changing harmful thought patterns will help clients recognize their ability to practice alternative ways of thinking. It also serves to regulate distressing emotions and harmful behavior. As an evidence-based treatment modality, CBT is a proven effective treatment for substance use disorders, behavioral addictions, and specific mental health diagnoses. An active therapeutic modality, CBT is present-oriented, problem-focused, and goal-directed.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT): DBT teaches clients how to regulate their emotions to reduce the self-destructive behaviors that derive from extreme, intense emotions. Primarily a skill-building approach, DBT focuses on the development of four key skill sets; Distress Tolerance, Emotion regulation, Mindfulness (to live in the moment and fully experience emotions), and Interpersonal Effectiveness.

Motivational Interviewing (MI): Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative and therapeutic conversation between licensed clinicians and clients that addresses the common problem of ambivalence for change. As defined by William Miller, the creator of MI, its purpose is to strengthen a person's own motivation for and commitment to change, in a manner that is consistent with the person's beliefs and values. Therefore, rather than imposing or forcing changes, we “meet the person where the person is”. Therefore, helping him or her move toward their goals by drawing out and building their readiness to change.

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT): Similar to CBT, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) helps clients identify, challenge, and replace their destructive thoughts and convictions with healthier, adaptive thoughts. Empirical studies demonstrate that this process incites emotional well-being and goal achievement.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MSBR): Developed by Dr. Jon Cabot-Zinn, MSBR is a sequential method that teaches the individual who is struggling with racing and impulsive thoughts on how to be in the “here and now”. By focusing on the breath or on an object in the room, the client slowly becomes able to collapse their awareness into the present moment.

Recovery-Oriented Challenge Therapy: Sometimes also called Adventure Therapy or Outdoor Behavioral Health (OBH), this evidence-based technique is centered on an activity or “adventure” in which a clinical professional can actively engage with clients. Examples include group challenges, outdoor activities, ropes courses, equine therapy, games, or other skill-building healing activities. They are designed to help clients identify strengths and skills, build social support, strengthen their sense of focus or control, and address basic recovery issues. These groups also assist with the development of self-care, boundaries, accountability, and trust. In addition, just being outdoors and immersed in nature has itself been proven to be therapeutic for a person stuck in a sedentary and addictive indoor lifestyle.

Seeking Safety (And Other Trauma-Focused Therapies): Developed under a grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) by Lisa M. Najavits, Ph.D., Seeking Safety is a present-focused therapy that helps clients attain safety from trauma (including PTSD) by emphasizing coping skills, grounding techniques and education. This highly effective, research-based therapy has seven key principles to help clients attain safety in their thinking, emotions, behaviors, and relationships. This integrated trauma treatment focuses on ideals to counteract the loss of ideals that is experienced in mental health issues.

EMDR: EMDR is an evidence-based modality that has proven to be very effective in the treatment of trauma and PTSD. Which are oftentimes the underlying issues that an addict is self-medicating. Thus, clinical staff trained in EMDR use this method to address and assist persons who have experienced trauma, which is significantly negatively impacting their recovery. EMDR incorporates elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy with eye movements; this form of stimulation is thought to “unfreeze” the brain’s information processing system. This is done in the amygdala and hippocampus that was frozen during or after the extreme stress of the traumatic event.

Why Maui Recovery Stands Out Amongst The Rest

When comparing how treatment for depression in Hawaii can help, versus other centers nationwide, you will find Maui Recovery stands out from the rest. Our team of friendly, compassionate, and adept specialists strive to ensure you receive the care and help you need and deserve. Our experienced team keeps our clients on track in their mental health healing and recovery process. Maui Recovery is a holistically oriented counseling and wellness center that offers comprehensive services and treatment to clients and their families that are struggling with mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety and PTSD that oftentimes come together to create the perfect storm. Maui Recovery’s treatment philosophy embraces the notion that all people have the capacity to grow, flourish, and self-actualize once they break free from the grip of psychological and/or emotional challenges that have been negatively impacting their lives. Learn more about how treatment for depression in Hawaii can help you or a loved one today by contacting us.