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Step-by-Step Depression Treatment in New Jersey

Depression is nothing to take lightly. In addition to the damage it can do to a person’s mental health, it also takes a physical toll on the body. Depression is typically accompanied by a feeling of lethargy. Many people find themselves unable to get out of bed, their appetites decrease, and stress puts additional strain on their circulatory system. It can even lead to addiction or substance abuse, which makes the individual feel even more trapped in a cycle from which they believe there is no escape.

In order to treat depression, you must realize that this is not simply a matter of “feeling better.” Overcoming depression is a process— one that requires patience and understanding. Our behavioral health facilities use a “step down” model for treating depression. We work with patients over an extended period to help them identify and address the root of their depression.

Hospitalization Program

Some patients with severe depression, such as those with suicidal tendencies, may require full-time hospitalization. During this time they are treated by compassionate medical professionals aiming to help them find medication or counseling that will help them through the worst stages of depression.

In some cases, partial hospitalization, where the patient visits the hospital for a few hours each day, could also be recommended for patients with severe depression, bipolar disorders, and substance abuse concerns.

Some of the treatments in our depression program include:

  • Family therapy
  • One-on-one therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Medication management and education

Pre & Postpartum Depression

Having a baby is an exciting time, but the process can often be difficult for the mother. Even mothers that are excited about having children are not immune to postpartum depression. These mood swings are caused by the drastic hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy and are a very normal thing for women to experience after having a baby. Nonetheless, this condition is hard for the women going through it, and if it persists for more than two weeks it is recommended that you speak with a medical professional.

The Maternal Depression Support Network is a support group for women dealing with postpartum depression. This is not something you are alone in experiencing, and oftentimes just speaking with others that know what you’re going through can be a huge relief.

We know depression is not something you can always overcome alone. Contact us today to learn more about our treatment options.

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300 Second Avenue
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(732) 222-5200
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300 2nd Avenue
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600 River Avenue
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99 Highway 37 West
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201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
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Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center
1691 U.S. Highway 9
CN 2025
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(732) 914-1688
Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center
200 South Orange Avenue
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(973) 322-7000
Jersey City Medical Center
355 Grand Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 915-2000
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at RWJUH
200 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
RWJ University Hospital Hamilton
1 Hamilton Health Place
Hamilton, NJ 08690
(609) 586-7900
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
RWJ University Hospital Rahway
865 Stone Street
Rahway, NJ 07065
(732) 381-4200
RWJ University Hospital Somerset
110 Rehill Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 685-2200

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