Depression is a mental health disorder characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of interest in activities. It is more than just a temporary mood swing or a reaction to life’s challenges. Depression can significantly impact a person’s daily life, relationships, and overall well-being.
There are several types of depression, each with its own unique set of symptoms and characteristics:
While the exact cause of depression is unknown, several factors can increase your risk of developing the condition, including:
While everyone experiences depression differently, some symptoms to be aware of include:
Depression affects an estimated 21 million adults in the United States alone, or roughly 8.4% of the population.
This shadow reaches across all ages, but it lingers most heavily in young adults (18-25), as this age range has the highest rates of major depressive episodes. Even among adolescents (12-17), a staggering 17% have experienced the darkness of depression within the past year.
Women, too, face a higher prevalence rate of 5.5% compared to 3.2% for men.
In Texas, the numbers are still high, as shown by the following statistics:
These statistics highlight the widespread nature of depression and emphasize the importance of awareness, early detection, and accessible treatment options.
Depression and addiction often coexist. There are various ways in which depression can contribute to the development or exacerbation of addiction, including:
Also, co-occurring depression and addiction require integrated treatment to address both conditions simultaneously.
At Continuum Outpatient Center, we offer a transformative journey through our 12-week curriculum specifically designed to combat depression. Each week focuses on essential themes, empowering you with the skills, insights, and resilience you need for lasting recovery.
Here’s a glimpse into our 12-week curriculum:
Choose the schedule that aligns with your lifestyle and embark on your path of recovery and well-being. Our structured program offers:
Depression doesn’t have to define you. At Continuum Outpatient Center, we offer a supportive and empowering environment where you can learn to manage your symptoms, improve your mental health, and reclaim your life.
Visit us at 6200 UTSA Blvd., Suite 102, San Antonio, TX 78249, or call us at (210) 405-5935. Together, we’ll build a personalized schedule and plan that works for you. Your recovery is our commitment, and we’re here to guide you towards a future filled with hope and resilience.
Explore the possibilities of a renewed life with Continuum Outpatient Center, where our mission is your well-being.
Join us on this journey. Let’s work together to create a future where mental health and addiction are not obstacles, but opportunities for growth, resilience, and a life filled with possibilities.