Compass Health Center’s treatment teams provide patient-centered, high-level behavioral health care and crisis support for children, adolescents, young adults, and adults with Depression. The priority of Compass's comprehensive, individualized treatment plans is to help patients build the necessary skills needed to succeed in their daily lives as quickly as possible.Contact Us Learn More
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 300 million people globally have Depression. Depression is a mood disorder that causes a constant feeling of sadness and loss of interest in day-to-day activities. Also referred to as Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) or Clinical Depression, this disorder affects how individuals feel and behave—both mentally and physically.
Sadness is considered a normal reaction to loss or certain life challenges. However, when sadness turns into intense symptoms that disrupt daily functioning, it could be an indication of Clinical Depression.
MDD is one of the most common mental health diagnoses across age groups. It is estimated that 16.2 million adults in the United States —roughly 6.7%— have at least one Major Depressive Episode (MDE) per year. Depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States for people ages 15 to 44, and is more prevalent in women than in men. Depression symptoms vary, which is why treatment at Compass Health Center is individualized to meet the specific needs of each patient.
The most common and diagnosed types of Depression include:
According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, an individual may be experiencing MDD when they have five or more of the following Depression symptoms for at least two weeks:
While the occurrence of these symptoms is common for those with MDD, not everyone will experience symptoms the same way. The effects of Depression can vary from person to person, with intensity ranging from mild to debilitating. It is encouraged to seek medical advice to gain a proper diagnosis.
While sadness is a normal feeling that every person feels at some point in their lives, if symptoms reach a point when they interfere with daily functioning or present consistently for two weeks or more it is important to seek professional, evidence-based treatment.
Depression and Anxiety are among the most common mental health concerns in children and adolescents. Symptoms can affect the way they learn, behave, or handle emotions, potentially causing problems in their daily life. According to the CDC, approximately 1.9 million children ages 6 to 12 in the United States have diagnosed Depression. Research shows that around 25% of teens experience Depression. While Depression is one of the leading mental health diagnoses among teens, most cases are left undetected and untreated; 60% of children and adolescents with Depression are not getting any kind of professional treatment.
According to the CDC, Depression is one of the leading causes of disability among adults in the United States. Nearly 50% of all adults diagnosed with Depression are also found to have a co-occurring Anxiety Disorder.
Up to 15% of adults and young adults suffer from Depression symptoms at any given time, and only 30% of young adults with depression are being treated. Individuals aged 18 to 29 experience symptoms of Depression the most (21%), followed by adults aged 45 to 64 years old.
Compass is a godsend. An amazing program for children who are struggling and families who are seeking help and guidance. I could not imagine that she would be so much better in less than 2 months. I wish we could have found Compass without going to the ER. Thanks for all you do!
The evening IOP program challenged me in a supportive and respectful way to help change my way of thinking. Compass provided me with the tools to help deal with life situations in a healthy way.