Depressive Episode Treatment

Mental health disorders such as depression impair the lives of approximately one in four adults in the United Kingdom.

While several mental health disorders last for prolonged periods, some mental health disorders, including depressive episodes, are temporary.

Although temporary, depressive episode treatment is recommended. This is because the side effects associated with depressive episodes can have many pessimistic repercussions.

Furthermore, without depressive episode treatment, individuals are at greater risk of developing additional mental health problems, such as anxiety, chronic depression and bipolar disorder.


Treatment Provided For Depressive Episodes

Depressive episode treatment is available via the NHS and private rehab centres, such as the ones in our network. Yet, many individuals sadly defer the treatment they require to relieve themselves of the thoughts, feelings and moods they encounter due to depressive episodes.

Often, depressive episode treatment is deferred due to the stigmas associated with depression and other mental health disorders. In other instances, depressive episode treatment is not sought due to a lack of information available.

To ensure that you are aware of the treatment you can take advantage of, we have provided a wealth of information regarding the depressive episode treatment at our centres below.


Psychological Therapy

At each of our rehab centres in the United Kingdom and Spain, psychological therapy has proven to be a highly effective form of depressive episode treatment.

Although the psychological therapy you encounter at our centres will be dependent upon the severity of your depressive episodes, you will likely participate in cognitive behavioural therapy.

Classified as a talking therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy will encourage you to reflect on the emotions and thoughts you experience and determine how they affect your mood.

Working with one of our experienced psychologists, as you progress through cognitive behavioural therapy or other forms of psychological therapy, you will find that your perspective on various factors changes.

Rather than focusing on situations that cause you to experience depressive episodes, you will instead consider how you can change your thoughts and feelings to alleviate depressive episodes.

Should you attend Asana Lodge, you will also have the opportunity to take advantage of a number of industry-leading therapies that encourage the body and brain to heal from the ramifications of depressive episodes. These treatments include Satori Chair Therapy and NAD+ Therapy.


Well-Being Therapy

In addition to experiencing psychological therapy, our residential rehabilitation centres all provide well-being therapy.

Well-being therapy, such as yoga, meditation, art therapy and drama therapy, will offer you the opportunity to reflect on your depressive episodes. Well-being therapy has also helped many of our clients enhance their self-esteem and emotional well-being.

Although well-being therapy enables you to express your struggles with depressive episodes in a way that suits you best, you will be guided by a well-being facilitator. The facilitator will help you understand how to use various strategies to relieve stress and explore your thoughts and feelings.


Social Activities and Exercise

Contrary to belief, social activities and exercise also play a significant role in combating depressive episodes. With this in mind, should you obtain depressive episode treatment at one of our centres, you will be encouraged to take part in many social activities during your time in treatment.

The social activities provided will entirely depend on the centre you attend. However, most of our centres offer the following;

  • Daily group walks
  • Quiz nights
  • Jogging and running clubs


Contact Rehab Clinics Group Today

Although we hope that the information provided above will have offered you a greater insight into depressive episode treatment, if you have any questions, please contact us today.

Likewise, if you would like to secure depressive episode treatment at one of our centres in the United Kingdom or Spain, please call us.

Our admissions team will ensure that you are referred to one of our centres for treatment within a relatively short period. They will also ensure that you have the information and support you need in the meantime.




Frequently Asked Questions

Should you find yourself hoping to find out more about depressive episodes and depressive episode treatment, we have answered many of our frequently asked questions below.

  • What Is Depressive Episode?

    Depressive episodes are essentially periods of low moods. They often give way to other feelings and sensations that are associated with depression and other forms of mental health disorders. Depressive episodes typically last for at least two weeks. However, when depressive episode treatment is not sought, episodes can last for a prolonged period. As touched on above, depressive episodes can also increase the risk of other mental health disorders arising.
  • What Are The Side Effects Of Depressive Episodes?

    As depressive episodes see an individual encounter various pessimistic thoughts and feelings, a number of side effects are often experienced alongside depressive episodes. The side effects of depressive episodes include, but are not limited to the following;
    • - Feeling extremely low
    • - Intense mood swings
    • - Irritability
    • - Feeling overwhelmed
    • - Feeling tired and lethargic
    • - Suffering from insomnia
    • - Overthinking and feeling anxious
    • - Experiencing paranoia
    • - Headaches
    • - Nausea
    • - Withdrawing from people
    • - Isolation
    • - Suicidal thoughts
    If you have ever experienced the above side effects and frequently feel down, we would advise you to contact us to ensure that you can secure depressive episode treatment.
  • What Causes Depressive Episodes?

    Just as various factors can cause an individual to suffer from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health disorders, many factors increase an individual’s risk of suffering from depressive episodes. While everyone’s circumstances are different, some of the common causes of depressive episodes include stress, burnout, trauma, grief, genetics, conflict and natural events.
  • How Long Does It Take To Recover From Depressive Episodes?

    Determining how long it will take you to recover from depressive episodes is virtually impossible without understanding how depressive episodes impact your life. Typically, treatment via one of our rehabs will last for 28-days. However, recovery will continue as you return home. As you look to secure treatment for depressive episodes, you must consider that treatment cannot be rushed. Sadly, when treatment is rushed, the risk of relapse is much greater.