Depression

We help you get the treatment and support you need 

Depression is a common mental health condition that interferes with your ability to live fully, enjoy yourself and others, and feel happy. 

You might experience a lack of energy and no longer enjoy activities you once liked. If you can identify, you’re not alone and we can help. 

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Worldwide, depression is the leading cause of disability, according to the World Health Organization. 

Biological, physiological and environmental factors cause chemical changes in your brain with depression. These shifts in brain chemistry leave you feeling physically and mentally depleted. Depression is a debilitating, total body experience.

It’s important to talk to your physician about your symptoms because depression affects people differently and if ignored, depression can lead to more serious issues.

Symptoms

Symptoms of depression can include:

  • Sleep changes (too much or too little)
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Sadness
  • Tearfulness
  • Lack of energy
  • Lack of motivation
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Aches and pains
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Changes in diet, appetite and eating (too much or too little) 
  • Periods of lifelessness
  • Agitation
  • Suicidal feelings

Many factors can trigger symptoms of depression including physical illness, loss of a spouse, loss of job or developmental changes, like those in adolescence or later in life.

How We Can Help

Indiana University Health Behavioral Health professionals work with you to help you understand why you think, act and feel the way you do. 

Our professionals provide psychiatric and psychological counseling, medicine and therapies to assist you in your recovery from depression. 

IU Health Behavioral Health provides both inpatient and outpatient care for depression. Highly trained and certified, we help you find the best treatment for your specific symptoms. 

We are leading mental health experts in new research, techniques and complementary treatments, as well as individual and group therapy. We put this knowledge together to give you the tools you need to make positive changes in your life so you can feel like you again.

In addition, our affiliation with Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry gives us access to the latest and most innovative research on mental health treatment options.

Overview

Worldwide, depression is the leading cause of disability, according to the World Health Organization. 

Biological, physiological and environmental factors cause chemical changes in your brain with depression. These shifts in brain chemistry leave you feeling physically and mentally depleted. Depression is a debilitating, total body experience.

It’s important to talk to your physician about your symptoms because depression affects people differently and if ignored, depression can lead to more serious issues.

Symptoms

Symptoms of depression can include:

  • Sleep changes (too much or too little)
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Sadness
  • Tearfulness
  • Lack of energy
  • Lack of motivation
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Aches and pains
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Changes in diet, appetite and eating (too much or too little) 
  • Periods of lifelessness
  • Agitation
  • Suicidal feelings

Many factors can trigger symptoms of depression including physical illness, loss of a spouse, loss of job or developmental changes, like those in adolescence or later in life.

How We Can Help

Indiana University Health Behavioral Health professionals work with you to help you understand why you think, act and feel the way you do. 

Our professionals provide psychiatric and psychological counseling, medicine and therapies to assist you in your recovery from depression. 

IU Health Behavioral Health provides both inpatient and outpatient care for depression. Highly trained and certified, we help you find the best treatment for your specific symptoms. 

We are leading mental health experts in new research, techniques and complementary treatments, as well as individual and group therapy. We put this knowledge together to give you the tools you need to make positive changes in your life so you can feel like you again.

In addition, our affiliation with Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry gives us access to the latest and most innovative research on mental health treatment options.

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IU Health Behavioral Health providers use a multidisciplinary treatment approach to help you overcome depression. These treatments may include:

  • Medication management
  • Psychotherapy
    • Individual therapy
    • Group therapy
  • Psychological testing
  • Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS)
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
  • Vagus nerve stimulation

Treatment

IU Health Behavioral Health providers use a multidisciplinary treatment approach to help you overcome depression. These treatments may include:

  • Medication management
  • Psychotherapy
    • Individual therapy
    • Group therapy
  • Psychological testing
  • Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS)
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
  • Vagus nerve stimulation

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Housed at IU Health Methodist Hospital, the Access Center refers patients to the appropriate provider 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Patients can show up in person or call 317.962.2622. A live person will always answer the phone.

Support Services

Housed at IU Health Methodist Hospital, the Access Center refers patients to the appropriate provider 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Patients can show up in person or call 317.962.2622. A live person will always answer the phone.

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Visit these external websites to learn more about depression:

  • National Institute of Mental Health: A scientific organization dedicated to the research and understanding of depression and all mental illness.
  • Mental Health America: A national, community-based network that helps people live mentally healthier lives by advocating for changes in mental health and wellness policy, and by delivering programs and services.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness: This is a large, national, grassroots mental health organization. Its website offers extensive information about treatments, support and research for depression and other mental illnesses.

Resources

Visit these external websites to learn more about depression:

  • National Institute of Mental Health: A scientific organization dedicated to the research and understanding of depression and all mental illness.
  • Mental Health America: A national, community-based network that helps people live mentally healthier lives by advocating for changes in mental health and wellness policy, and by delivering programs and services.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness: This is a large, national, grassroots mental health organization. Its website offers extensive information about treatments, support and research for depression and other mental illnesses.

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Patient Stories for Depression

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