Major Depressive Disorder Treatment

Our Veterans Rehab offers specialized treatment programs for Major Depressive Disorder. With years of experience, Our Residential Mental Health Treatment Centers work tirelessly to meet your treatment needs and help you achieve your recovery goals.

Major Depressive Disorder

People struggling with Major Depressive Disorder can feel overwhelmed by the diagnosis but with the proper blend of therapy and medication, there is hope.

What is Major Depressive Disorder?

Major Depressive Disorder is more than just a depressed mood. It is marked by symptoms of prolonged feelings of sadness, disinterest, and other symptoms. Depression is a mental health condition that has progressed throughout the United States. It was recorded in 2017 that 17.3 million adults have had a depressive episode that’s 71% of all adults in the U.S.


Those who have MDD can feel sad, empty, and disinterested every day for weeks. They may have difficulty staying awake and often find it hard to work or eat. In severe cases of depression, people may feel so hopeless about life that they experience recurring thoughts about suicide.


Major Depressive Disorder can cause major difficulties with relationships, jobs, or social activities. Those struggling may become isolated and withdrawn from the people around them. Those with depression often try to self-medicate, therefore struggling with Alcohol Addiction, Benzodiazepine Addiction, and Prescription Drug Abuse, among other substances. This is dangerous as it could lead to the development of a dual disorder. Through the use of Mindfulness techniques, therapy, and medication, our Veterans Rehab treatment programs treat every facet of MDD.

Symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder

Feelings of Dread

Feeling Tense or Jumpy

Anticipating the Worst

Lashing Out/ Inability to Focus

Lethargy/ Exhaustion

Suicidal Thoughts

Treating Major Depressive Disorder

Those who are diagnosed do not have to live with symptoms for the rest of their life. Depression can be treated and significantly improved with the help of cognitive-behavioral therapy, antidepressant medication, and living a healthy lifestyle. As a member of the VA Community Care Network, we address the many issues of depression. These issues could involve certain behaviors, thoughts, and beliefs. Our Veterans Rehab offers therapy that allows Veterans to discuss the different mindsets that may have contributed to their depression.

While in Veterans Care Resorts, our specialists can help people to recognize and change how they react to specific events and stresses in their daily life. By learning emotional regulation and mindfulness techniques to control their reactions and thoughts, they can begin to reduce symptoms.

uniformed veteran attending a therapy session

Coping With Major Depressive Disorder

person participating in an individual therapy session

Focusing on achieving goals can help to alleviate some of the symptoms of depression. Veterans with negative thoughts can find their mood improves when they set small goals every day and can accomplish them. Accomplishing small goals can help with depression because it supports the idea that problems are solvable. Creating a positive reaction rather than the normal feeling of being overwhelmed by a sense of hopelessness.

Through cognitive behavioral therapy and interpersonal therapy treatment, you can learn to change your behavior and beliefs while resolving issues head-on. Some symptoms can be reduced through a healthier lifestyle of sobriety, nutritious eating, exercise, and plenty of sleep. It is also vital for those with MDD to improve the way that they relate to and interact with other people.