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Depression Specialty Clinic

If you or a family member is dealing with depression, UMass Memorial Medical Center can help. Our psychiatrists are skilled at treating a range of depressive disorders and managing your well-being.

What Is Depression?

A depressive disorder is a whole-body illness, involving the body, mood and thoughts, and affects the way you eat and sleep, feel about yourself and think about things. It’s not the same as being unhappy or in a blue mood. We recognize that a depressive disorder isn’t a sign of personal weakness or a condition that someone can just "get over" and feel better.

Depression Consultations at UMass Memorial Medical Center

Psychiatrists in our Depression Specialty Clinic work together and provide consultations to help you manage your depression. Outpatient consultations are available for adult patients suffering from the following types of depression:

  • Bipolar depression
  • Major depressive disorder (also known as major depression)
  • Psychotic depression
  • Treatment-resistant depression

Treatment Recommendations for Depression

Our team performs evaluations tailored to you that address questions that arise during your treatment. Following evaluation, our staff makes treatment recommendations and you’ll continue with your primary care physician for follow-up care. Treatment recommendations may include:

  • Education, rehabilitation and recovery interventions
  • Medication interventions
  • Psychotherapies

Your physician can refer you to our clinic, or you can request a consultation by calling the consultation telephone line at 508-334-0366.