Outpatient Depression Treatment Center

Major depression is a mood disorder characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, apathy, lethargy, and hopelessness.

Those struggling with major depression often experience a lack of interest or joy, even in activities they used to love, and find that outside circumstances have little effect on their overall mood. While many people occasionally feel “low” or “empty” for a period of time, those with major depressive disorder experience symptoms that could be considered chronic, persistent, and severe. Major depression can affect how an individual feels, thinks, and handles daily activities.

Signs & Symptoms

Individuals with major depression may experience:

  • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood
  • Feelings of hopelessness, or pessimism
  • Irritability
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities
  • Decreased energy or fatigue
  • Moving or talking more slowly
  • Feeling restless or having trouble sitting still
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
  • Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
  • Appetite and/or weight changes
  • Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts
  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems

Learn About Treatment

With comprehensive treatment, those with major depression can regain motivation and functionality, and reduce the severity or likelihood of future depressive episodes. At True Life, major depression is treated with evidence-based medication and close monitoring. We also support healing through psychotherapy in whichever modality is best suited for the patient. Through True Life’s neurobiological approach – which combines acupuncture, fitness, mindfulness, yoga and nutrition with psychotherapy and psychiatric interventions – patients with major depressive disorder learn to mitigate depression’s impact on the mind and body, and develop strategies for sustainable health practices. Learn more about our personalized outpatient programs here or call us for a private consultation.