Major Depressive Disorder
What is Major Depressive Disorder?
Major Depressive Disorder is characterized by more than just an extreme sadness. Major Depressive Disorder can have negative affects on cognition, relationships, and health by greatly impacting appetite (increase or decrease), weight (increase or decrease), energy, motivation, and one's ability to fall or stay asleep. Ordinary grief is not typified by steady and debilitating sadness; these qualities are hallmark of Major Depressive Disorder.
How does CAST treat Major Depressive Disorder?
When a client arrives at CAST, he or she is assigned a therapist who performs a complete initial evaluation. If a previous diagnosis of Narcissistic Personality Disorder has been made, this will be carefully examined. The clinical team meets to discuss each individual who arrives at CAST and the entire team is involved in creating a comprehensive treatment plan.
At CAST we strongly believe that an individual is more than a disorder, thus not every individual with the same disorder will have the same treatment plan. With a clinical team comprised of empathetic and skilled PhD's, MFT's, Psychiatrists, Physicians, and Psychologists, we determine treatment plans taking into account the most relevant research, techniques, and combined experience of the clinical team. We understand treatment is a process, and at CAST our goal is to create a healing environment that both challenges and supports in order to foster growth.
Treatment plans may include any of the following:
- Structured transitional living homes for both men and women
- Individual therapy sessions may include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
- Intensive outpatient groups that may include:
- Authentic Empowerment
- Emotional Self-Awareness
- Relapse Prevention
- Seeking Safety - Trauma Informed Care
- Feeding the Hunger Within
- Healing Through Hypnosis
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Money Management in Recovery
- Managing Moods
- Emotional Sobriety
- Friends and Family Support Group
- Partners in Recovery
- Holistic therapeutic techniques may include:
- Family therapy sessions
- Family therapy with client
- Family therapy without client
- Spousal/Significant other therapy