The mission of the Psychiatric Intensive Outpatient Program at Mental Health Resources, PLLC is to provide treatment for those suffering from depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders or ocd, post traumatic stress disorders or ptsd, eating disorders and other forms or compulsive behaviors, including spending, gambling, etc. and other co-occurring psychiatric disorders. Our goal is provide cost effective, high quality, behavioral health care in the least restrictive setting, to individuals suffering from mental health disorders caused by stress.
What is an Intensive Outpatient Program?
MHR’s Intensive Outpatient Programs were developed expressly to provide an intensive therapeutic environment in an outpatient rehab setting, thereby allowing our clients to stay at home while being treated in their natural environment. Because most individuals who enter our Intensive Outpatient Program do so in the midst of a crisis they require an urgent appointment and frequent, intensive, contact.
Our IOP consists of less than three hours of rehab treatment per day, conducted in our private offices. To accomplish our goals of providing intensive treatment in the least restrictive setting, preventing hospitalization of patients suffering from the symptoms of depression and other mental health problems, while addressing the needs of the individual, our program provides traditional group psychotherapy, skills training, focused psycho-educational groups and counseling by providers that are designed to meet the needs of the individuals in treatment. Our staff consists of highly trained and licensed psychiatrists, counselors, social workers and psychologists.read more
Why is Depression and Women an Issue?
Depression and women has been called the most significant mental health risk for women, especially younger women of childbearing and child rearing age. Women are approximately two times more likely than men to report that they suffer from symptoms of depression.
This two-to-one ratio for depression and women exists regardless of racial and ethnic background or economic status. The same ratio of depression and women has been reported in other countries all over the world. A variety of factors unique to women’s lives are suspected to play a role in developing a depressive disorder. Research is focused on understanding the factors that result in higher rates of depression and women, including: abuse and oppression; interpersonal relationships; certain psychological and personality characteristics, as well as biology.
About Depression and Women
Depression and women are misdiagnosed approximately 30 percent to 50 percent of the time, often because the accompanying physical symptoms, such as fatigue, lack of energy, loss of appetite and sleep disturbance, are reported more often than the psychological symptoms, such as feelings of worthlessness, guilt, low self esteem, hopelessness, helplessness, irritability, loss of pleasure, crying spells and lack of self care. What is clear is that whatever the cause of depression and women, when accurately diagnosed, depression is highly treatable.
What is Depression?
Major depression is characterized by at least two weeks of depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure in nearly all activities, accompanied by at least four additional depressive symptoms such as changes in sleep, appetite, or weight, and psychomotor activity; decreased energy; feelings of worthlessness, guilt; difficulty thinking, concentrating, or making decisions; or recurrent thoughts of death or suicidal ideation, plans, or attempts.read more
Different Signs of Depression and Men
Depression and men occurs an estimated six million times in the United States every year. Although the symptoms of depression are highly treatable, many men do not recognize, acknowledge, or seek help for their depressive symptoms. While both men and women may develop typical signs of depression, they often experience depression differently and may have different ways of coping with depression. Men and depression may show different signs and symptoms compared to women.
For example, depression and men may show more fatigue, irritability, loss of interest in work or hobbies, and sleep disturbances rather than feelings of sadness, worthlessness, and excessive guilt, which are also commonly associated with depression. Also, tragically, four times as many men as women commit suicide, even though women make more suicide attempts during their lives. Thus, depression and men tends to be more fatal. Unfortunately, many of these men never receive any form of treatment related to depression. The fact is, depression is real and treatable. Depressive disorders can strike at any age, from childhood into late life. With proper diagnosis and treatment, the vast majority of men suffering from depression can be helped.