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Depression Treatment Services in Philadelphia

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Depression is not a character flaw and is as serious a medical condition as diabetes. A mood disorder that causes persistent feelings of sadness, depression can lead to other emotional and physical problems that cannot be stopped through will power or pulling yourself up by the bootstraps.

Multidisciplinary staff at Einstein's medical centers in Philadelphia performs thorough examinations of each patient to formulate individual depression treatment programs. The depression treatment services offered by specialists are available for both inpatient and outpatient needs at our clinics, and include:

  • Individual and group therapies for depression – Our therapy and counseling services promote healing and understanding.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) – Teaches patients how their thoughts affect their feelings and behaviors
  • Interpersonal therapy (IPT) – This therapy for depression teaches patients how their relationships with friends and family positively or negatively impacts their inner lives
  • Behavioral activation – Patients are encouraged to seek out and restart activities they have lost interest in
  • Family involvement – Family members are encouraged to join in the therapy options to better understand depression and to support the patient during their hospital stay and aftercare.
  • Anti-depressants – May be used in conjunction with mood stabilizers and atypical agents (antipsychotics).
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) – Used in cases where symptoms are resistant to other treatment programs for depression.

The most important thing you can do if you or someone you care about suffers from depression is to seek help by calling our Crisis Response Center. You can also request an appointment at one of our medical centers in Philadelphia and Elkins Park so that you may further discuss your health care needs:

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Depression Diagnosis

Prior to providing treatment through counseling, therapy or any of our other services, we utilize the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, to diagnosis the symptoms as depression. If your physician suspects this disorder, a laboratory test will be conducted to rule out organic causes for depression.

Depression Symptoms

Depression affects over one in five adults over the course of their lifetimes, making it the most common mental health problem in the United States.

Triggers of episodes of depression:

  • Biological imbalances in the brain
  • Life stressors, such as divorce

Read about the different of depression types. For those seeking help with depression, Einstein's mental health specialists will assess and diagnose patients for signs such as:

  • Persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness
  • Loss of interest in once pleasurable activities or hobbies
  • Irritability or frustration over small problems
  • Losing or gaining weight
  • Sleeping difficulties — either sleeping too much or too little
  • Feeling exhausted and fatigued
  • Lack of energy
  • Not being able to concentrate and distractibility
  • Feeling like a failure
  • Thinking about death and suicide a lot
  • Frequent crying
  • Physical problems, such as nausea, headaches and digestive disorders
  • Lack of interest in sex

A person with depression is at high risk for suicide, so it is important to watch out for warning signs.

National organizations that offer information about depression.


Inpatient Depression Treatment

Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
5501 Old York Road
Philadelphia, PA 19141
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Outpatient Clinic Locations for Depression Treatment

Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
Medical Office Building at Tabor Road
1200 W. Tabor Road, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19141
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Einstein Center One
9880 Bustleton Avenue, Suite 218
Philadelphia, PA 19141
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Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park
Offices 28 and 29, Second Floor West
60 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027

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