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Major Depression

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Major Depression

When you or someone you care about is experiencing major depression, it can affect all aspects of your life and cause problems with personal relationships and the ability to perform at work. Major depression, which is on the rise in the U.S., is associated with other chronic conditions. There is no reason to live with this debilitating condition, and there is no shame in seeking treatment. The caring and compassionate mental health professionals at Jefferson can put you on a path to recovery and living a fully productive life.

Jefferson's Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior is staffed with highly trained and experienced mental health professionals who will work hard to help you understand the cause of your depression and to bring relief from symptoms through a combination of talk therapy and medication. If your condition is severe and you have thoughts of harming yourself or others, Jefferson's General Adult Inpatient Unit is a secure psychiatric acute care unit dedicated to the treatment of severe mental illness. Inpatients treated at the Unit present with a wide range of major psychiatric illnesses, including schizophrenia spectrum disorders or affective psychoses, major depressive disorders, substance use disorders, adjustment disorders and personality disorders.

The Unit provides the most secure setting for your treatment, regardless of your degree of psychiatric pathology. The Unit often admits patients seen through the Trauma Injury Prevention and Outreach Program, especially where injuries have been self-inflicted, following an initial period of medical stabilization.

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Call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669) to make an appointment with Jefferson Health specialist.