Depression services throughout New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York

Depression is a common and highly treatable mental health condition that affects adults and adolescents. At Joy Mental Fitness, which has physical locations in Jersey City, New Jersey or Boston, Massachusetts, customized care plans are available to help you find lasting relief from sadness, hopelessness, and other depression symptoms. Joy Mental Fitness offers a range of therapy services in-office and through online teletherapy. Call Joy Mental Fitness to schedule an appointment or book an appointment online directly, or email us at contact@joymental.com and our staff will reach out to you within 24 hours. 

Depression Q&A

What is depression?

Depression is a common mental health disorder that causes persistent feelings of sadness, unworthiness, and hopelessness. There are different types of depression that affect your health and quality of life, including:

Major depressive disorder

Major depressive disorder involves episodes of sadness and hopelessness that lasts two weeks or longer.

Persistent depressive disorder

Persistent depressive disorder describes a depressed mood that lasts for at least two years or one year in adolescents.

Postpartum depression

Postpartum depression causes excessive crying, mood swings, and persistent sadness in women during pregnancy and after childbirth.

Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder

Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder causes chronic and severe irritability in children that leads to frequent outbursts of anger.

Joy Mental Fitness provides comprehensive care for adolescents and adults with depression. The behavioral health specialists customize a treatment plan to help you find relief from low moods, persistent sadness, and other depression symptoms.

When should I seek medical care for depression?

Schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Joy Mental Fitness if you experience depressive symptoms that last two weeks or longer. These symptoms can include:

  • Empty moods
  • Guilt
  • Hopelessness
  • Worthlessness
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Difficulties making decisions

Call 911 or visit the nearest hospital if you experience thoughts of self-harm or suicide. The mental health specialists can manage your care plan after you receive the emergency care you need.

The team offers diagnostic evaluations in-office and through an online teletherapy platform. They can identify the type of depression you have and customize treatment to manage your symptoms.

How is depression treated?

A treatment plan for depression typically involves a combination of therapy and medications.

Joy Mental Fitness provides a range of therapy services to help you recognize the effects of depression. The therapists help you develop strategies to improve your thoughts and behaviors along with your beliefs about yourself and the world around you.

You meet regularly with the therapy team in-office or through the online teletherapy platform to discuss your thoughts and feelings and address the stressors in your life that contribute to depression.

Call Joy Mental Fitness to schedule an appointment for depression or request an appointment online today.