Depression & Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Information on Depression & Bipolar Treatment, and Types of Depressive Disorders.










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Treatment in Los Angeles for Major Depression

Variations in Depression Disorders

If you search the internet for the different types of depression illnesses, you will find varying results, usually ranging from 6 to 10 types. The reason for this disparity has to do with new terminology vs. older terminology, and how they are grouped. In most cases, those requiring residential or inpatient treatment will be sufferring from either “Major Depression” or “Bipolar Disorder.”

According to SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), the varying types of depression are broken down as follows:

  • Major/Clinical Depressive Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder (Previously termed Manic Depressive Illness)
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder (Previously termed Dysthymia)
  • Postpardum/Peripartum Depression
  • Psychotic Depression
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Situational Depression (Non-clinical and not included in the SAMHSA list)

The Bel Air Home most commonly works with patients suffering from Major Depression and Bipolar Disorder. However, being a dual-licensed mental health program, which is not common among most treatment centers, we are also able to provide initial stabilization and treatment for patients suffering from Psychotic Depression.

Major Depression and Bipolar Disorder


As mentioned above, The Bel Air Home most commonly sees patients suffering from major depression and bipolar disorder. The two mental illnesses can be briefly described as follows:

  • Major Depression: Sometimes referred to as Clinical Depression, this is the most common type. All cases are serious, however, for some people it can be all-consuming: and completely dominate their life, while for others it can present in more moderate forms, and to varying degrees depending on what the person is or is not doing at any given moment.

  • Bipolar Disorder: A mental disorder that is characterized by shifts within the sufferer that include extreme emotional highs (hypomania) and opposing lows (depression). The lows can present common symptoms like, hopelessness, loss of interest, no energy, etc. And the highs can span from euphoria and abundance of energy, to abnormal irritability, short-temperedness, and other like symptoms. The occurrence of mood swings from highs to lows can be as rare as a few times a year, or as common as a few times per month.
TMS, ECT and Ketamine Treatment for Depression
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Depression & Bipolar Disorder Treatment

The Bel Air Home stands apart from nearly all other Los Angeles and Southern California treatment centers in several respects. While our exclusive environment, hybrid & advanced treatment, and high attentiveness (6-patient max program) garner much interest, equally important is that we are able to provide both, mental health treatment and crisis stabilization. This enables us to help patients suffering from, Major/Clinical Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Psychotic Depression.

Our unique, hybrid programs combine the latest advancements in mental health treatment with proven time-tested therapies. As such, our depression treatment protocol includes:

Call us 24/7 at (888) 818-7762 and experience for yourself why it is The Bel Air Home stands on its own tier throughout the Los Angeles, California mental health treatment community. If you have a PPO health insurance plan, we invite you to use our Verification Of Benefits form.

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(888) 818-7762


We do not use standard admission representatives, as is generally the case at other facilities.

All calls to this number will be answered by our medical director.

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