Online Depression Treatment and Support

According to the World Health Organization, depression is a common mental disorder. Globally, it is estimated that 5.0% of adults suffer from depression. It can sometimes co-occur with addiction and can affect a person’s ability to maintain relationships and function effectively in their daily life.

We help people with depression recover in the privacy of their homes through our online depression treatment and support with 1:1 meetings with psychiatrists and therapists and digital resources.

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Caring and Safe Online Depression Treatment

We offer a variety of supports to help you. These come in many different forms, including therapies and medications. Explore our range of safe treatments for depression with the Confidant Health app.

Caring and Safe Online Depression Treatment

Depression is characterized by a persistent feeling of sadness and hopelessness, which can affect how people feel, think, and behave. It's estimated that about one in three people with depression also has an addiction to alcohol or other substances. The co-occurrence of these disorders might be related to the way each disorder affects the brain's chemistry.

The relationship between depression and addiction is complex and often co-occurring. Depression and addiction are both brain disorders that affect the functioning of the neurotransmitter system. The two disorders can co-occur, as one can lead to the other, or both may occur simultaneously.

Confidant Health can help people with both recovery and depression treatment through our app and with the help of our expert clinicians.

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1. Download the app

Whether you download the app or call our hotline, the Confidant team will make sure that we attend to your needs right away.

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2. Get acquaintance call

The Confidant app will connect you to our virtual office manager who’ll direct and orient you about all treatment options available.

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3. First Virtual appointment

Our virtual office manager will set you up with a clinician or a counselor/therapist, depending on your needs.

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4. Post-Virtual appointment

The assigned clinician or counselor/therapist will make recommendations on how you can best engage with the Confidant app and care team.

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5. Chat with Alfie

Should you have any other concerns, questions, or suggestions, you can always send a message to Alfie, Confidant’s Chatbot, and we’ll try to respond to them right away.

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What are the different types of depression?

Depression is not just one condition. There are many types of depression, and they can often co-occur. Doctors say that people with depression often experience other mood disorders like anxiety, which is the most common co-occurring disorder.

Mixed episodes are characterized by experiencing symptoms of both mania and major depression at the same time. This is the most severe form of bipolar disorder, where people can feel high energy while also feeling hopeless or suicidal.

What is the difference between depression and sadness?

Depression is a medical condition, while sadness is more of an emotional experience.

Depression impacts your life. Brain changes from depression disrupt mood regulation and can cause feelings of sadness, anger, anxiety, or any other emotional state. Sadness only occurs when someone has gone through some kind of loss or negative event. It’s an emotional response to that situation that may come and go over time with happier events in the person’s life.

What are the symptoms of depression?

Depression is an illness that affects the way a person feels, thinks, and acts. Depression is common in America, affecting more than 16 million adults every year.

Here are some of the most common symptoms of depression:

  • Feeling sad or down for prolonged periods of time
  • Loss of interest in activities that used to be enjoyable
  • Having trouble sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Loss of energy or feeling tired all the time
  • Decreased focus and concentration
  • Thoughts about death or suicide

What treatments are available for treating depression?

Depression is one of the most common psychiatric disorders and it is characterized by a combination of emotional, physical, and cognitive symptoms.

There are two primary types of depression: major depressive disorder (MDD) and persistent depressive disorder (PDD). The former includes mood disturbances such as feelings of sadness and inadequacy for which patients may receive up to 9 months of treatment. The latter does not include these mood disturbances but instead includes chronic feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness for which patients may require a year or more of treatment.

Some treatments for major depression include psychotherapy, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), antidepressant medications, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), light therapy, sleep hygiene education, mindfulness-based therapies, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

How long does it take to see results with medication treatment for depression?

Depression is a serious medical condition and the only way to find out whether medication will work for you is to try it. The effectiveness of different psychotherapies can vary. Some interventions, such as TEAM-CBT can result in significant improvements in as little as one session for some individuals.

A number of studies show that when patients who have been prescribed medication for depression take their pills as instructed, they begin to feel better in about two weeks. Some patients may need an additional 2-4 weeks before they start feeling like themselves again. For others, it may be much sooner or not until the medication has been taken for a few months.

How can we help people who suffer from both addiction and depression?

Confidant accepts most insurance plans. Cost will depend on your carrier and plan.

If you prefer to pay cash, you can view the cost of services with different providers before you book. Most Confidant providers offer a sliding scale.It is important to realize that addiction and depression are close relatives. They are both disorders that can exacerbate one another.

To help someone who suffers from both addiction and depression, it is important to address both problems simultaneously, or at least in a way that ensures they do not worsen the other's symptoms.

It is also crucial to have a holistic perspective on these issues, which means looking at how mental health, addiction, trauma, employment status, and social network might impact each other.

Still have questions?

Our team is available to answer any questions you have or to help you schedule an appointment.

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