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Depression is a consuming and debilitating mood disorder. It’s sometimes called “major depressive disorder” or clinical depression. 29% of U.S. adults have a diagnosis of lifetime depression. 17.8% of this group are currently experiencing it. This mental health condition transforms how you feel, think, and act negatively. Our depression treatment program in Murfreesboro, TN, is also transforming lives.

Why a Depression Program?

TRUE Addiction and Behavioral Health knows depression doesn’t define you. Maybe you’ve tried seeing a psychiatrist before. You’ve tried multiple antidepressants without much success.

The weight of depression can last for years and even a lifetime. It’s normal to feel helpless or lost at times. Depressive disorders never cut you a break. You don’t have to let depression strip your sense of self any longer.

Our depression treatment center is a place of restoration for all of you. We offer physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual treatments for your well-being. Our results-driven mental health treatment combines years of expertise. We bring this to Tennessee and beyond.

Why is Depression Treatment Important?

Living day-to-day with untreated depression is very distressing. It can cause problems in all areas of your life. It impacts your relationships,  job, education, and functioning. There’s also that constant feeling of hopelessness and helplessness.

Not “A Case of The Blues”

Depression is a mood disorder that is ongoing and doesn’t get better on its own. Personal setbacks don’t cause chronic disorders. Circumstances like a family member or loved one passing away or getting fired from a job aren’t the same.

Seeking help is hard, but not receiving care makes life even harder.  The problems pile up if depression has its way. You can face unemployment, money problems, isolation, and intrusive thoughts about suicide.

This makes everything worse, and the consequences pile up. Professional care at a recovery center with proven treatment plans and a dedicated treatment team matters.

Depression and Substance Use

Depression frequently leads to self-medicating to escape the feelings. To cope with emotional pain, individuals can turn to alcohol or drugs. Up to a third of clinically depressed individuals abuse drugs or alcohol.
Co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis involves:

  • Brain chemistry imbalance
  • Family history
  • Previous traumas

Turning to alcohol or drugs also impairs your ability to use judgment. Intoxication can also make attempting suicide easier. Substance abuse always makes the negative thoughts louder and the drive to get better lower.

What Age is Most Depressed?

You can have depression at any age. But the level of risk depends on age. Factors like family genetics, body health, and your life situation all come into play.

Individuals between 18 and 29 (34.3%) and ages 30 to 44 (34.9%) have higher diagnosis rates than individuals over 44. It isn’t as widespread in adults 30 years and older and severe forms are similar across age groups. 

Mild depression is a different story. Moderate depression for adults 45 to 65  in the U.S. is higher in this age group. 12% of adolescents endured a depressive episode that severely disrupted their functioning. Self-esteem plays a key role in depression impacting young adults. Poor performance in school, work, chores, and socializing are the main ways it shows up in 60% of this group.

Depression is much less common in young children. Only 1.7% of children under 12 have experienced the mood disorder. On the other side of the age spectrum, 2.6% of older adults in the U.S. have depression. The numbers are lower, but mature adults with depression show a higher death rate than their peers.

Who Has the Fastest Rising Depression Rates?

Women have always had higher rates of depression. Over 36.7% or one-third of women have received a diagnosis in their lifetime. Men have a much lower occurrence at 20.4%. Since 2017, the rate for women has risen twice the rate for men.

Why? The short answer is men and women are different. The chromosome differences between the opposite sex cause this. The details of how this works are still under study. 

The changes in depression rates since 2017 are higher for Black (14.3%) and Hispanic (12.9%) adults. This is in comparison to White adults, with a 6.7% rise. We craft our comprehensive program elements to your unique story. This brings top-of-the-line modalities together. You don’t have to sit on the sidelines of life any longer.

Why Choose Us for Treatment?

TRUE Addiction and Behavioral Health set out to raise the industry standard. Our founder, Benjamin Dobbs, is no stranger to the grip of substance abuse and mental health. He chose recovery to find a better way of life. Since then, Ben has built his career helping the next person in need. 

TRUE’s founding vision is to dig deeper into better mental health solutions. TRUE elevates the standards of rehab centers with an effective program. It’s simple and proven. Four elements of the whole self receive equal attention. These comprise physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual parts. 

When you come to TRUE, nestled next to Nashville, you’ll love the calmness. Our team pays attention to giving you a serene, respectful environment. This is the time you get to hit pause and put your attention on yourself. 

We embrace a personalized evidence-based treatment, community-involved approach in our effective treatment plans.

Our Approach to Treating Depression 

Our wellness center is a supportive environment that sets the stage for healing. Our core focus is thorough treatment plans and immersive well-thought-out services. We do everything we can to ensure we exceed your goals for recovery.  We strive to bring hope to the hopeless. This is for depression and any other co-occurring mental health challenges. 

Our treatment options are evidence-based, industry best practices,  holistic wellness, community involvement,  celebrations, and more. Your treatment program reflects an ideal mix of interventions and support groups.

Depression is the same as any other medical condition. It will persist until treated. You don’t have to endure so much discomfort before getting the proper treatment.

Behavioral (Talk) Therapy

Talk therapy is essential at our depression treatment center. You collaborate with your care team on your specific treatment plan of action.

Our in-house staff includes trauma specialists, licensed therapists, and peer support specialists. They lend their expertise to Individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy sessions.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is the top therapy for depression. The goal-based therapy helps you find the unhealthy, negative thought patterns depression brings. You learn how to cope healthily and challenge these thoughts. CBT works to adjust these feelings in the long term. 

Types of CBT for Depression

CBT is so beneficial that it has several different therapy styles that build off it. These are also effective and not the same as CBT. 

We also offer these CBT offshoots:

Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) helps accept unpleasant feelings. DBT gives you emotional regulation techniques. It emphasizes personal responsibility for your problems. Mindfulness and distress tolerance are explored alongside emotional regulation. 

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) blends mindfulness and acceptance strategies. It’s about preventing risky decisions by helping develop mental and emotional flexibility. ACT’s tactics can lessen anxiety, negative mindset, self-talk, and perception.

Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) guides you to understand unwanted thoughts. This lowers negative feelings and behaviors. REBT focuses on the present moment and what you are feeling.

EMDR Therapy

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is an innovative therapy. EMDR utilizes sensory stimulations like eye movement to address past trauma. 

Motivational Speakers

Motivational speakers share their inspiration, guidance, and support. These are members of the community in Nashville and throughout Tennessee. These real stories give perspective and encouragement.

Holistic Therapy

Outpatient is much more than therapy. We offer a range of self-esteem and confidence-boosting options to enjoy. We bring together a wide range of therapeutic activities. Our outpatient heals your mind, body, and spiritual well-being.

We offer these modalities, with more in the works:

  • Music Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Yoga
  • CEMA (cognitive, emotional, memory assessments)
  • Acupuncture 
  • Animal Therapy
  • Onsite physical fitness equipment with personal trainers on staff
  • Movement Therapy

Our Depression Disorder Programs in Murfreesboro

Depression saps your desire to engage with the world.  We counter this with the highest standards of therapeutic and wellness outpatient care. Our results-driven outpatient programs cater to your unique needs and type of depression.

7.7 million adults in the U.S. with mental illness are also dealing with a substance use disorder. Your customized treatment plan includes any substance abuse and mental health problems. 

Our state-of-the-art depression programs treat the whole of you. This means your physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health. We use proven science methods that we can adjust for your changing needs. You get to engage in fresh and eye-opening healing activities. You won’t find yourself sitting for hours in a group therapy room at TRUE.

Our trauma specialists, clinical providers, and staff are dedicated to your whole-self transformation. They’re available to provide you with mental and physical care. Our treatment programs work together to support your depression recovery at each step.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Our outpatient program is a step down from inpatient or residential treatment. This is a 30 hours a week program. It’s our most rigorous outpatient to keep your depression and other concerns monitored. 

You go deeper into the mental health aspects surrounding your depression. and co-occurring disorders. You put into practice new behaviors and build social connections. This all takes place in an empowering community. You attend PHP in the daytime and return home in the evening.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

IOP is a lot like PHP but with fewer restrictions. You continue strengthening your emotional regulation, coping techniques, and thought patterns. Our IOP runs three to five days a week for about 15 hours daily.

IOP keeps your evolving personalized treatment plan front and center. Your symptoms in recovery can change. Our clinicians recognize this and work with you. Like our partial hospitalization program, you return home at night to ease into regular life.

Continuing Recovery in Sober Living 

Adjusting to daily life after depression treatment is much to soak in at once. You’ve accepted life with depression for a long time. Using the tools you gained in outpatient is a big change. Sober living allows you to adapt to daily life in a structured environment.

The stability, services, and routine protect you from falling back into old habits. It makes continuing to transform your mind, body, and soul smoother. 

A modern, uplifting space to grow with people who care about you paves the way for better days that last. Your surroundings complement this. The vibrant city of Nashville, Tennessee, is nearby. 

Our outpatient programs aren’t the end. Aftercare, like sober living, safeguards your mental wellness. This includes therapy, life coaching, community-centric activities, peer support specialists, and ongoing counseling.

Types of Depression Disorders We Treat

The type of depression many people think of is a major depressive disorder. This is one of the types that depression comes in. We cater to your specific mental health and symptoms of depression.

To take a closer look at these types:

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is the most common form. MDD affects 264 million people. Symptoms include no longer enjoying things, difficulty concentrating, and feeling hopeless. Talk therapy, wellness therapy, and medications treat MDD,

Persistent depressive disorder (PDD) is characterized by long-lasting depression. The symptoms of PDD hold strong for at least two years. They are less severe than MDD. Talk therapy like CBT,  wellness therapies, and finding the proper medication ease PDD.

Postpartum depression (PPD) isn’t talked about as much. This is despite the fact 1 in 7 women experience it after giving birth. PPD disrupts the joy of motherhood and bonding with the baby. Symptoms include feeling detached, hollow, and alone. Therapy, new mother support groups, and medication treat PPD.

Post-acute withdrawal depression (PAWS) occurs after stopping drugs or alcohol. Signs like feeling like you have no direction, unhappy, and tired can last weeks or months. Therapy, physical wellness activities, and fellowship in support groups combat PAWS.

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) strikes during fall and winter. The lack of sunlight drains individuals. They gradually improve as the season changes. Outdoor therapy,  yoga, and talk therapy treat the effects of health throughout the year.

Do any of these sound familiar to you?

Signs and Symptoms of Depressive Disorders

TRUE Addiction and Behavioral Health in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, knows depression is treatable. Understanding what depression looks like will make sure you get the level of care you or a loved one need. Knowing the signs and symptoms to look for is essential.

These primary indicators include:

  • Loss of enjoyment in daily activities
  • Ongoing feelings of self-loathing, guilt, and low self-image
  • Sleeping too much or too little 
  • Feeling tired all over with no motivation
  • Losing or gaining weight without meaning to
  • A lack of energy and moving slow
  • Trouble focusing and remembering things
  • Thoughts about dying and death that won’t go away
  • Attempting suicide or thinking about suicide 

Getting out of bed can become a burden when you’re in an episode. For family and loved ones, these symptoms are upsetting and frustrating. The disorder wants to isolate you.

You Deserve Help 

If you or a loved one is living with a depressive disorder, you know the despair and heartache it brings. Deciding to confront this invisible intruder might seem impossible. But it can be lifesaving. TRUE  Addiction and Behavioral Health in Murfreesboro is the practical solution to empower your life.

Our team is ready to help you.  We’re a phone call away and available 24/7.  The first step is never easy, but we will be by your side. Reclaim your sense of self by calling or sending us an email.