Stress Therapies

Residential Treatment Program For Depressed Teens


Depression, for most of us is an occasional mood swing or emotional change that normally happens. But, if teens experience mood swing or emotional change more frequently, then the depression in them may be defined as serious mental disorder that needs to be treated immediately.

Depending on how depression has affected a person, depression treatment varies. Though there are various ways to treat depression, but usually three types of treatment are commonly used i.e. professional counseling mild cases, antidepressant medication with professional counseling for mild to severe cases and hospitalization for severe cases.

How to determine what type of treatment depends on the symptoms manifesting by the patient. Here are some of usual symptoms


A) Crying, tearfulness, and sadness with no apparent reason.
B) Decreased or loss of interest on activities including those they once enjoyed.
C) Isolation and boredom especially during group activities and gathering.
D) Pessimism and hopelessness on the reason of living.
E) Sensitivity to negative feedback and rejection of others.
F) Anger and irritability.
G) Lack of concentration on things.
H) Changes in sleeping and eating patterns.
I) Alcohol or drug abuse.
J) Poor performance on school.
K) Self-injury
L) Restlessness
M) Feeling of worthlessness and guilt.
N) Lack of self-confidence that could be the cause of low self-esteem.
O) Thought of death or suicide.
P) Physical pain such as problems with the digestive system, lethargy.
Q) Dizziness, and headaches with no apparent reason.

For teens, treatment is different, although the 3 mentioned ways can be good, sometimes, these are not enough. Teens have different demands and require a different approach and treatment should also be different.

Most institutions that offer residential treatment programs have schools so that teens can continue their studies while undergoing treatment. There are also other activities that are especially designed to heal the cause of depression to the teens. And since entering residential treatment program does not mean removing them from the real world, it provides the teens to interact with each other, of course without any threat of harm in their way creating a more relaxing environment suited for healthy and more productive living. If you decide to enroll your child on this program, you should first choose select first what type of treatment does your child needs. To know this, speak to different institutions with residential treatment program and have your child evaluated.