Do I Need Inpatient Rehab for Depression?

Depression is a disease that can be treated through inpatient rehab. Rehab offers treatment in a facility where guests are unable to leave. This does not mean guests are locked-up or forced to receive treatment in an institution, but guests are kept away from their homes and loved ones to work until treatment is completed.

Inpatient rehab treats many health problems because it removes patients from outside temptations, distractions and other issues that can hamper recovery. Rehab promotes healing and change, and people struggling with depression may need the structured, stress-free environment found in inpatient treatment to progress through recovery.

Does Inpatient Rehab Treat Depression?

If you struggle with depression and want to know if inpatient rehab is the right option for you, answer the following questions:

  • Is my depression severe?
  • Have I tried other treatments and found them ineffective?
  • Do I feel like rehab is my last option?
  • Have I lived with depression for years?
  • Is my depression responsible for harming others?
  • Am I at risk of hurting myself?
  • Am I unable to take care of myself?
  • Do I have feelings of hopelessness or suicidal thoughts?
  • Am I abusing drugs or alcohol?
  • Do I have a possible co-occurring mental health disorder? Perhaps you struggle with addiction, anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, social phobia, panic disorder, bipolar disorder or etc.
  • Do I have a co-existing chronic injury or illness, heart disease, stroke, cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, Parkinson’s or schizophrenia?
  • Do I want to receive real solutions for depression that lead me to life-long recovery?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then inpatient rehab could be the right option for you. Talk to your doctor or a recovery professional to learn more about inpatient rehab programs or other options. Speaking with a recovery professional is as simple as calling a toll-free, 24 hour, confidential helpline. Recovery professionals will have information on recovery services for depression and co-occurring disorders, like cost, location, amenities, programs offered and more.

What Happens during Inpatient Treatment for Depression?

Inpatient rehab facilities will first assess the severity of the depression to diagnose other co-occurring disorders. This assessment will help determine which treatment path to take. The best form of treatment for depression is a multi-disciplined approach, where a staff of specialists offers multiple forms of treatment. Common forms of treatment for depression include the following methods:

  • Medication
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Skills training
  • Alternative or creative arts therapy (massage therapy, acupuncture, dance, somatic experience, yoga and etc.)
  • Integrated treatment for co-occurring disorders
  • Pain management treatment
  • Electroconvulsive or shock therapy

You can benefit from any of these methods if you seek inpatient rehab.

Talk to a Professional about Finding Inpatient Rehab for Depression

If you are interested in inpatient rehab for depression, we can help. Please call our toll-free helpline now to speak with a recovery professional about rehab. We are here 24 hours a day to assist you with all your recovery questions, concerns and needs, so call us now.