Depression Help for Major Depression at Lukin Center Expert Major Depression Treatment in Northern New Jersey Depression, also known as Major Depressive Disorder or Clinical Depression, is a common but serious mental health condition that affects millions of adults in the U.S. each year. Depression is more than “having the blues” or “feeling sad,” and it’s not something you can just “snap out of.” Depression includes disruptive symptoms that negatively affect how you think, feel, and relate to others, which can disrupt work, sleep, relationships, nutrition, and social wellbeing. Fortunately, Depression is one of the most treatable mental health issues. Most patients find that a combination of medication and psychotherapy can help relieve symptoms and greatly improve their quality of life at home and at work. Depression at a Glance Depression is one of the most common mental health issues in the U.S., affecting an estimated one in 15 adults (6.7%) each year. Depression is one of the most treatable mental health issues. Depression is often treated with a combination of medication and therapy. Symptoms of Depression affect all areas of life and include feeling sad but not knowing why, loss of interest in activities, low energy, poor sleep, and more. 80-90% of patients respond well to treatment for depression. What causes depression? The answer is complex and different for each individual, each with their own blend of biochemistry, genetics, personality, and life factors, like trauma or abuse. Because there is no one cause for depression, there is no single treatment; however, therapy for depression can play a vital role in successful results. At Lukin Center, your depression treatment will be tailored to your symptoms and your life’s demands. Our qualified therapists can help you with focused interventions, concrete goals, and proven treatment options to help you find relief from your depression symptoms and participate in your life the way you want to. What are the Symptoms of Depression in Adults? If you or your loved one experience any combination of these symptoms every day for more than 2 weeks, contact us to talk about diagnosis and treatment for depression. Appetite changes, including overeating or loss of appetite Feeling sad or “empty” mood, tearfulness Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, hopelessness Irritability or anger over small events Lack of energy, fatigue after normal activity Losing interest in activities you usually enjoy Restlessness Sleep changes, including trouble sleeping or sleeping too much Slowed movements or speech Thoughts of suicide Trouble concentrating or remembering Lukin Center therapists use a combination of proven methods and techniques to treat Major Depressive Disorder in adults. Your therapist will likely build your Depression treatment around specific Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques based in problem-solving. CBT has been proven to be very effective in helping people who struggle with depression recognize their own patterns and change their thinking and behaviors. CBT is an effective Depression therapy in both individual and family settings. How can Lukin Center Help Me with Depression? If you or your loved one are experiencing symptoms of Depression, don’t wait to get help. Lukin Center clinicians must maintain the highest possible degrees and certifications in their fields, including best practices in treating Clinical Depression in adults. As one of the largest mental health therapy practices in Northern New Jersey, Lukin Center gives you access to more highly trained therapists and a broader range of specialties, so you can get exactly the help you need. We’ll help you connect with the right mental health professional to get the results you want.