Depression Issues and Treatment at Fairwinds Treatment Center

Most of us as individuals feel sad or down from time to time. Usually these feelings are short-lived and pass within a couple of days.

When you have deeper, more severe issues with depression, it interferes with daily life and causes pain for both you and those who care about you. Depression is a common but serious illness, and is treatable. Fairwinds Treatment Center is highly experienced in working with depression and other mental health disorders.

There are also many types of depression such as major, chronic, atypical, manic, seasonal and postpartum. You did not ask for this disorder and you do not have to continue to live with this constant struggle. Depression is not your fault, there are many factors to be considered that play a role in this hindered state of living.

Many people with a depressive illness never seek treatment. But the majority, even those with the most severe depression, can get better when they do seek treatment. Medications, psychotherapies, and other therapeutic methods can effectively treat people with depression.

Often when an individual is struggling with depression, they can turn to abusing substances such as drugs and/or alcohol. At Fairwinds, we specialize in working with these co-occurring issues to help provide a true dual diagnosis recovery.

If you are struggling with any of these symptoms, you could be dealing with depression:

  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions
  • Fatigue and decreased energy
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and/or helplessness
  • Feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism
  • Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping
  • Irritability, restlessness
  • Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, including sex
  • Overeating or appetite loss
  • Persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment
  • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings
  • Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts

The Depression Does Not Need to Continue.


The History of Fairwinds Treatment Center

Fairwinds Treatment Center was founded by Dr. Khal El-Yousef in 1989, and we offer a treatment model that combines the benefits of therapy with a more clinical approach to eating disorders, addiction and the underlying psychological conditions that can spur these self-destructive behaviors. We believe that addressing all of the factors that contribute to an eating disorder is the only way to facilitate a full recovery. As such, we are one of the only dually licensed psychiatric and substance abuse treatment facilities in the nation to earn accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), which empowers us to address any chemical dependencies or behavioral issues that may contribute to an eating disorder.


At Fairwinds Treatment Center in Clearwater, Florida, we provide a unique and effective treatment approach that combines psychological and emotional support with nutritional guidance. Our medical professionals know that every patient is fighting their own intensely personal battle. With that in mind, our Eating Disorder programs are tailored to the needs of each individual and their family. We operate a small, comfortable residential treatment center where you or your loved one can take the time necessary to truly heal.


If you are ready to discuss treatment for yourself or a loved one, the Fairwinds admissions team is here to help.

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