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Depression Treatment in Orange County

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Treating Depression in Orange County

Everyone struggles with feelings of sadness now and again. But for some, those feelings are indicative of a severe mental health problem: depression. Understanding depression and knowing when to get help from depression treatment centers in Southern California-based can help you find resolutions.


If you have struggled with depression, you are not alone. Major depressive disorder affects 6.7% of adults in the U.S. What’s more, nearly 50% of people diagnosed with depression also suffer from co-occurring anxiety disorders.


Understanding when you need to get help for your condition from an Orange County depression center is the key to setting yourself up for recovery.

When to Get Help for Depression

When most people use the term depression, they feel sad or bummed out. Acute depression is a temporary situation where you might have sad feelings because of a significant life event like a death in the family, job loss, financial strain, moving to a new city, and so forth. In these situations, depression or feelings of sadness are manageable, and while you might struggle for a few weeks, they don’t necessarily interfere with your daily life beyond the event in question.


These are things that everyone struggles with. A chronic depression, known as major depressive disorder, is a serious mental health condition that requires depression treatment Southern California-based.

Our Mental Health Treatment Services in Orange County

Explore the different mental health disorders we treat at  Compassion Recovery Centers in Orange County, California. From depression to anxiety, to Bipolar disorder and eating disorders, we provide each client with individualized treatment that works for each client’s specific needs in treatment. 

A free, thorough assessment is provided for each prospective client. Request a callback today.

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We strive to offer the best treatment experience and believe that through our proven program, that we can help you not only overcome mental illness, but achieve a fulfilling life full of gratitude and compassion beyond what seems possible at the beginning of your path to recovery.

Understanding Depression

When you seek treatment for depression at our Orange County treatment center, we can help treat the different types of depression that exist today.

Clinical Depression

Clinical depression or major depressive disorder is a mood disorder that has an impact on how you feel, how you think, and how you behave. Depression to this degree can interfere with your daily activities. Clinical depression is not something that you can overcome on your own by sheer force of will, but something that requires depression treatment in Orange County to help you manage symptoms long-term.

Causes of Depression

Serious depression is very complex, and there can be many overlapping causes or contributing factors.

  • Some people battle major depressive disorder as a symptom of required medications. In these circumstances, the medications might be required for a more serious health concern like cancer. In this case, individuals need treatment in the form of coping skills or therapy that can help them manage the depressive symptoms.
  • Some people have undergone trauma, especially unresolved childhood trauma. They may not even know the trauma has led to depression. In any case, getting help in the form of cognitive-behavioral therapy, group therapy, individual therapy, even family therapy can help individuals better understand the source of their depression and subsequently manage the triggers that lead to worsening symptoms.
  • Some individuals struggle with depression after significant life changes like the death of a loved one, and that depression compounds to the point that it becomes clinical depression that requires things like medication and therapy.
  • Women who struggle during childbirth might require medication as part of their long-term treatment to deal with postpartum depression.

Whatever your circumstance, depression can happen when you have any type of chemical imbalance in your brain. This chemical imbalance can be caused by medication, high levels of pain or illness, age, stress, diet, genetics, or even drug and alcohol abuse.

How We Approach Depression Treatment

Evidence-Based Practices​


Depression treatment centers in southern California based will utilize your evaluation to provide customized treatment programs that give you the best evidence-based practices for your situation. This includes one or more types of therapy, evidence-based therapy like cognitive behavioral therapy designed to help you retrain the way you think and, subsequently, the way you act.

Medication Management​


In certain cases, medications might be prescribed for serious depressive disorders. These medications can help regulate your symptoms and keep things much more manageable on a daily basis.

Holistic Therapies & Approach​


At the same time, you need a recovery plan from an Orange County depression center. It gives you long-term skills to help you cope with triggers or daily stress, things that might otherwise lead to severe depression. Holistic practice is in the form of meditation, mindfulness training, emotional regulation, anger management, stress management, yoga, healthy eating, and much more can give you those skills.

What to Expect at Compassion Recovery

At depression treatment centers in southern California based, your recovery begins with an evaluation. The best organizations will work hard to ensure personalized programs based on your history of depression, genetics, family history, personal health, co-occurring conditions, and more.

With a comprehensive evaluation, you can get a professional recommendation for the best possible treatment options given your situation.


At depression treatment centers in southern California based, your recovery begins with an evaluation. The best organizations will work hard to ensure personalized programs based on your history of depression, genetics, family history, personal health, co-occurring conditions, and more. 


With a comprehensive evaluation, you can get a professional recommendation for the best possible treatment options given your situation.

Customized Treatment & Ongoing Support

Depression, sometimes called Major Depressive Disorder, is a serious medical disease. Depression can not only change the way you think and feel but lead to emotional and physical problems where you no longer care about hobbies or activities you once loved, where you don’t spend time with friends or family, and where you no longer take care of yourself.


Addiction is right around the corner for many people who struggle with depression. Addiction and depression create a terrible cycle where people who struggle with chronic depression and long-term feelings of worthlessness, insomnia, problems concentrating, and even suicidal thoughts try to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol. But the more those drugs or alcohol or assumed, the more they change the way the brain works and the more depressed you become.

Co-Occurring Conditions

Many people who struggle with depression also face coexisting conditions, some of which are other mental health problems like anxiety or schizophrenia, but more often, depression coexists with substance abuse problems like drug addiction or alcohol addiction. When people suffer from undiagnosed or untreated depression, they often self-medicate with drugs and alcohol, substances that can exacerbate the symptoms of depression, leading to increased symptoms and struggles with depression and abuse alike.


For that reason, when you get Orange County depression services, it is best to find a treatment center in Southern California designed to handle coexisting conditions. Services like these will provide you with customized treatment and ongoing support that helps tackle whatever conditions you struggle with, including your depression. 

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Find Your Path to Healing at Our Depression Treatment Center in Orange County

With Compassion Recovery, you can find a team of supportive, caring, and compassionate professionals who are here to help you identify the different causes of your depression and start along your path to getting the right treatment.


Our experts will determine whether you might be vulnerable to depression because of any type of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse during your evaluation. We will identify whether substance abuse has altered the chemical makeup of your brain, requiring things like detox programs in addition to your depression treatment. 


In situations where older individuals or even young individuals lack social support and feel isolated, our team can help provide community-based resources and programs that treat these causes of depression. If you are ready to find Orange County depression services, let Compassion Recovery help.

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