Los Angeles, California (PressExposure) July 18, 2009 -- Cliffside Malibu, a prestigious recovery facility on the Malibu coast, has long been a leading light in the California treatment community. Now, the center is pleased to announce its renewed commitment to helping depression victims achieve meaningful and lasting emotional wellness.
Clinical depression is a disease. Like any disease, it can only be overcome by virtue of professional medical treatment. Depression victims donât choose to be sick, and they canât simply choose to get better. On the contrary, healing can only occur in private depression treatment facilities, where clinical psychologists can provide intensive, intimate support for clients in need.
That principle, in turn, is the bedrock of Cliffside Malibuâs depression treatment philosophy. Cliffside Malibu has been very successful in treating co-occurring disorders, like depression and eating disorders.
With its expert caregivers and posh amenities, Cliffside Malibu is a world-class institution. The center has always catered to an elite clientele. Now Cliffside is expanding its mission, by delivering the best therapy for severe depression and even post traumatic stress disorder. At Cliffside Malibu, nothing less than excellence will ever be acceptable.
âDepression treatment is a delicate process,â said Cliffside Malibu Program Director Dr. Georgina Smith. âTo be successful, it has to be administered exactly the right way, by people who understand precisely what theyâre doing. Our depression treatment specialists are leading figures in their field. Their expertise helps to explain the outstanding success rate of our depression treatment programs.â
That success is precisely what distinguishes Cliffside from its competitors.
Many addiction treatment facilities offer depression treatment services to their clients. However, many of those institutions employ inexperienced or unqualified depression therapists. That sort of inferior service can grossly jeopardize the outcome of the healing process. In the end, to trust oneâs health to inadequate caregivers is to doom oneself to prolonged illness.
Given the stakes in the fight against depression, that sort of failure is simply unacceptable.
âDepression can ruin lives,â said Patricia Freeberry, Cliffsideâs Clinical Director. âOur clients trust us to help them rebuild from the ground up, in a way that will allow them to reconnect with the world as they used to know it. Itâs a tremendous responsibility, and we make it our mission to live up to it.â
Depression strips its victims of their capacity for joy and for hope. Successful depression treatment can restore what has been lostâbut only if itâs delivered by competent and compassionate professionals. Cliffside Malibu has a long history of helping clients find a way forward. Itâs hard to imagine that any calling could be more worathwhile than that.