Depression

The negative stigma of mental illness and substance abuse, among other factors, has led to millions of people with these problems never receiving treatment. To fill this gap in care, Atlantic Health System has begun making screenings for depression, anxiety and alcohol or substance abuse part of the primary care doctor visit. Based on the results, a supervising psychiatrist makes recommendations, which could include medication or referral to an outpatient program or rehab facility. Read more about this initiative or find mental health and chemical dependency services now >



Depression Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Unless otherwise noted, to register for any of these programs call 1-800-247-9580 Monday through Thursday between 8:30am to 8:00pm and Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm, or sign-up online at Atlantic Health System’s classes and events registration; all programs are free unless a fee is indicated.
 
Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program
Group, individual and family counseling, as well as medication management for those who need an intense, time-limited treatment to improve their emotional health. Participants attend three out of five days per week.
Mondays through Fridays, 10:30am to 2:00pm
Atlantic Rehabilitation, 95 Mount Kemble Avenue, Morristown, NJ
For more information and to access the program, please call 1-888-247-1400.


Depression Articles
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In a troubling sign that anxiety and depression are taking hold of America's youth, new research shows a doubling since 2008 in the number of kids and teens who've been hospitalized for attempted suicide or suicidal thoughts.

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Regular exercise can reduce your risk of depression, no matter what your age or where you live, research suggests.

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In a small, early study, a nasal spray containing the club drug ketamine appears to quickly help ease depression and even curb thoughts of suicide.

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Before you give up on your exercise program, know that new research suggests the decision may put more than your fitness at risk.

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Depression can raise your risk of developing an irregular heart rhythm that's been linked to stroke and heart failure, a new study suggests.

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