Recurrent Depressive Disorder Treatment

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Recurrent depressive disorder is another term for depression. It is different to clinical depression which is a constant state of low mood and is instead a condition where a person experiences frequent depressive episodes.

People who suffer from recurrent depressive disorder may need to seek treatment as the disorder can lead to other problems such as substance addiction or other mental health conditions. Find out more here.

Recurrent depressive disorder is a type of depression that arises when an individual frequently experiences depressive episodes.

Unlike clinical depression, individuals that experience recurrent depressive disorder may not experience depression at all times. However, they are likely to experience depressive episodes repeatedly.

Due to its very nature, recurrent depressive disorder sees many individuals unable to complete basic day-to-day tasks.

In some instances, those suffering from recurrent depressive disorder may be unable to work and maintain relationships with others.  They may also isolate themselves from others in a bid to hide their depression.

Usually diagnosed by a doctor or mental health professional, there are many treatment options available for those struggling with recurrent depressive disorder to take advantage of.


Treatment Available For Recurrent Depressive Disorder

As you search for recurrent depressive disorder treatment, you will quickly come to realise that several providers offer treatment that can help you overcome recurrent depressive disorder.

Although the NHS and many mental health charities are able to offer you sufficient support, private rehabs, such as our own, can supply much more advantageous treatments.

To help you ascertain the treatment available for recurrent depressive disorder, we have outlined several highly beneficial treatment types below.



Medication such as antidepressants are often prescribed to individuals suffering from recurrent depressive disorder.

Antidepressants essentially provide greater levels of serotonin to the brain. In turn, moods are stabilised, and recipients find that their happiness and self-esteem increases.


One-To-One Therapy

In addition to prescribing medication, should it be needed, one-to-one therapy is a suitable form of treatment for recurrent depressive disorder.

While the therapy an individual encounters for recurrent depressive disorder will be dependent upon various factors, cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, stress management and neuro-linguistic programming is typically administered.

Each of the therapies noted above will enable you to understand and appreciate the factors that cause you to experience recurrent depressive episodes.

In turn, you will have the opportunity to consider and take advantage of coping strategies to help you adopt positive and optimistic outlooks on any issues you encounter.


Group Therapy

Group therapy has also proven to be highly beneficial when considering recurrent depressive disorder treatment.

This is because group therapy provides an opportunity to meet with others who also require recurrent depressive disorder treatment.

In many instances, group therapy offers motivation, additional perspectives and supplementary support.


Non-Traditional Therapies

While traditional therapies such as those outlined above help many combat recurrent depressive disorder, non-traditional therapies are widely employed by our network of rehabilitation centres.

For example, Asana Lodge incorporates Satori Chair and NAD+ Therapy into recurrent depressive disorder treatment programmes.

In addition, Cassiobury Court and Ocean Recovery Centre integrate well-being and holistic therapies into their recurrent depressive disorder treatment programmes.


Determining Whether Recurrent Depressive Disorder Treatment Is Required

If you have reason to believe that you suffer from recurrent depressive disorder yet find yourself unsure of whether you need to seek treatment, there are several ways that you can determine whether you would benefit from securing recurrent depressive disorder treatment.

You can determine whether treatment is needed by reviewing the common signs and symptoms associated with recurrent depressive disorder outlined below.

  • Feeling incredibly sad
  • Low moods
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Suffering from intense anxiety
  • Becoming extremely irritable
  • Changes in your appetite
  • Struggling with extreme fatigue and insomnia
  • Suffering from aches and pains
  • Encountering suicidal thoughts

If you have experienced any of the symptoms noted above, we can also help you distinguish whether you would benefit from recurrent depressive disorder treatment.

As and when you are ready to, we would ask you to call our admissions team.  Upon doing so, our team will listen to the symptoms you experience and ask you a number of questions that will enable them to decipher whether recurrent depressive disorder is indeed impairing your life.

Should our team believe that you require treatment, they will provide you with insight into our treatment centres and ensure that you are provided with a suitable admissions date to commence recurrent depressive disorder treatment.


Contact Us Today

If you would like to find out more about the recurrent depressive disorder treatment we provide, please contact us today.

Likewise, if you are ready to secure recurrent depressive disorder treatment, our team can assist you in doing so.

Either call us on 0800 470 0382 or email


Our Frequently Asked Questions

Although medical professionals generally speak about depression and depressive disorders, many individuals are left somewhat perplexed when considering the various types of depression disorders, such as recurrent depressive disorder.  As a result, treatment is often deferred.

To help you understand what recurrent depressive disorder is, we have answered some of our frequently asked questions below.

  • What Are The Side Effects Of Recurrent Depressive Disorder?

    When recurrent depressive disorder impairs an individual’s life, many side effects arise.  The side effects experienced will entirely depend on the severity of the depressive episodes and the underlying factors that have caused depressive episodes to appear. In many instances, side effects are physical and psychological.  Physical side effects include body aches and pains, headaches, nausea, fluctuations in weight and extreme fatigue. The psychological side effects associated with recurrent depressive disorder include insomnia, anxiety, memory problems, feeling low, heightened mood swings, hopelessness and a sense of lasting sadness.
  • What Causes Recurrent Depressive Disorder?

    Various factors cause an individual to experience recurrent depressive disorder.  Some of the most common contributing factors include stress, burnout, trauma, grief, illness and financial worries. If you are unsure what has caused you to experience recurrent depressive disorder, you will have the opportunity to address the factors that cause you to experience recurrent depressive disorder during your time in one of our centres.
  • How Is Recurrent Depressive Disorder Treatment Administered?

    If you decide to attend one of our centres for recurrent depressive disorder, you will be required to complete treatment on an inpatient basis. While the thought of this may leave you feeling anxious, please rest assured knowing that inpatient treatment is highly effective and has the lowest relapse rates.