Living with depression is difficult, but the path to happiness and improved wellbeing is just a phone call away. In Newark, New Jersey, North Ward Behavioral Health Center offers a range of depression treatment options. Relieve the symptoms of your depression, improve your outlook, and feel completely supported as our compassionate professionals guide you through your journey to defeat depression.
Individual talk therapy is proven as an effective way to treat depression. Over the course of multiple sessions, therapists help improve the patient’s outlook and teach strategies they can use to manage symptoms. Depending on an individual’s situation, different forms of talk therapy may be more impactful than others. North Ward Behavioral Health Center offers several options, including:
Our counselors are sensitive, supportive, and have years of experience in treating depression. They will work tirelessly to help you manage your symptoms and overcome challenges on the road a healthier life.
For some patients, therapy alone isn’t effective, and treatment-resistant depression requires innovative solutions. That’s where transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) comes in. This is a modern treatment that directs pulses of magnetic energy into the areas of the brain responsible for controlling moods. The pulses stimulate brain cells, improve their activity, and encourage better communication between parts of the brain. TMS is non-invasive, painless, and free from detrimental side effects.
A full round of TMS takes several weeks to complete, with five sessions in each week. Some patients feel better almost immediately, while others notice measurable results after the third or fourth week. Treatment remains effective for up to a year in some patients.
Depression is also treatable through medication. Antidepressants and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) work by increasing serotonin and correcting faulty brain chemistry. There are medications available that mitigate other symptoms of depression, like insomnia and loss of appetite.
North Ward Behavioral Health Center offers medication management to help you keep track of your medications when depression makes it hard. The service comes with not only added encouragement but also reminders to take pills and order refills. We’ll even oversee your prescriptions to make sure your prescriptions work as they should without interacting with other medications you take.
North Ward Behavioral Health Center treats depression using a variety of proven methods, from talk therapy to medication and TMS. Contact us to learn more or to schedule an appointment at our offices in Newark, NJ. Our experienced specialists will work with you to devise a depression treatment plan that will be most effective for your unique situation and goals.