It is highly unlikely your mood disorder will go away on its own, and it may
worsen over time. The very good news is that mood disorders can be
successfully treated, and many who suffer are cured on a daily basis.
It is highly unlikely your mood disorder will go away on its own, and it may worsen over time. The very good news is that mood disorders can be successfully treated, and many who suffer are cured on a daily basis.
prolonged and persistent periods of extreme sadness
also called manic depression or bipolar affective disorder, depression that includes alternating times of depression and mania
a form of depression most often associated with fewer hours of daylight in the far northern and southern latitudes from late fall to early spring
a disorder that causes emotional ups and downs that are less extreme than bipolar disorder
mood changes and irritability that occur during the premenstrual phase of a woman’s cycle and go away with the onset of menses
a long-term (chronic) form of depression
a disorder of chronic, severe and persistent irritability in children that often includes frequent temper outbursts that are inconsistent with the child’s developmental age
to medical illness
a persistent depressed mood and a significant loss of pleasure in most or all activities that’s directly related to the physical effects of another medical condition
Depression induced by
substance use or medication
depression symptoms that develop during or soon after substance use or withdrawal or after exposure to a medication
While many mental health programs give lip service to spirituality or divine power, Honey Lake Clinic helps people re-engage their faith and spirituality as an integral part of health and wholeness. We recognize each person is uniquely created, having 3 spheres—spirit, mind, and body—dynamically intertwined, affecting each other and thus determining how we process and respond to the world around us.
Integrating this spiritual component, using a specifically Christian worldview to better inform the psychological and physiological spheres, our clients are able to implement their spiritual beliefs to help them experience renewed purpose, peace, joy, love and fulfillment.
While psychopharmacology can be helpful in many instances, it is never curative, and often comes with dangerous side effects. At Honey Lake Clinic, we appropriately prescribe and carefully monitor psychiatric medications to help control psychiatric symptoms. But our treatment program—consistent with research—recognizes psychotherapy as a neurobiological intervention, producing more lasting transformation and no side effects.
All psychotherapy is built on the ability to perceive life and self accurately and then respond appropriately. Because perception and response are key in the decision-making process, the faith component is vitally important. Re-engaging your faith will better inform your perception and response, positively impacting your decision making.
At the heart of Honey Lake Clinic’s treatment program is the Christ-centered therapeutic environment, community, curriculum, and structure. While this highly structured healing community represents a microcosm of the larger society and family system, it also provides a safe, supportive environment where clients can address the dynamics of their struggles. Here in this safe setting, you can explore, learn, and practice alternative, and more productive means, of dealing with those dynamics.
Upon arrival at Honey Lake, you’ll be assigned a multidisciplinary team consisting of a psychiatrist, licensed therapists, and nursing staff who initially perform a comprehensive behavioral health bio-psycho-spiritual assessment and psychological profile. The team will use these assessments to address your particular case, implementing a coordinated approach of the following modalities:
Depression is a common feature of mental illness. A person with a history of any serious psychiatric disorder has almost as high a chance of developing major depression as someone who has had major depression itself in the past.
Alcoholism and other forms of substance dependence are also related to depression. Dual Diagnosis—substance abuse and another psychiatric disorder, usually a mood disorder—is an increasingly serious mental health concern. Whether substance use causes the mood disorder or the mood disorder contributes to the substance use, the two in chorus can throw life into a downward spiral. Rather than wrestle over which came first, the chicken or the egg, both need to be treated appropriately in order to recover health and wholeness.
At Honey Lake, we’re committed to providing you with compassionate care and the practical equipping necessary to significantly improve the condition which brought you to our program. We’re here for you.
A faith-informed model, experienced staff, licensed professional caregivers, individualized treatment—all in a beautiful and tranquil 650-acre lakeside setting—what are you waiting for? Make the call. Regain control of your life today.