Depressive disorder treatment, which may also be called major depressive disorder or MDD, can be highly successful for the vast majority of individuals. However, a great number of people of all ages and all walks of life in Salt Lake City, Utah that have depressive disorder to not seek treatment.
It is estimated by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America that as many as 14.8 million Americans have major depressive disorder which is equivalent to just under 7% of the total population of the country that is 18 years of age or old. It is also the leading cause of disability in people between the ages of 14 to 44 and with the median age of onset at about 32 and ½ years of age. Major depressive order is more common in women than men, and these numbers are fairly consistent from year to year.
Depressive disorder treatment in Salt Lake City, Utah will vary based on the patient and the treatment that the psychologist, psychiatrist and the therapists or counselor determine is the most effective.
One of the common depressive disorder treatments is the use of specific classes of antidepressant drugs. Newer classes of drugs tend to be more effective, less problematic and have fewer counterindications than the older medications such as the tricyclic antidepressants.
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are more commonly diagnosed with SSRIs the first option for the vast majority of patients.
Therapeutic Interventions and Depression
There is significant research that shows that different types of therapy, with or without medications, can be very effective in the treatment of depressive disorder. This therapy can include CBT or cognitive-behavioral therapy that help the patient to see inconsistencies in how they perceive and think about themselves that are contributing to the depression and inability to see possibilities in the future.
There are other therapeutic interventions and modalities that can be used effectively in the treatment of depression. For some patients art therapy as a way to express inner fears and constraints is very effective and also engages the creative component of the thought process to generate multiple options for moving forward.
Depressive disorder treatment in Salt Lake City, Utah should be designed around the specific patient. This includes mot the medications considered as well as the particular therapeutic approach to treatment.