New Jersey Depression Treatment Center

Depression Treatment in New Jersey

Excel Treatment Center offers comprehensive outpatient mental health care. Learn more about how our compassionate staff can help you overcome depression.

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Those who suffer from clinical depression are likely to experience a range of more specific symptoms than mere sadness. Symptoms of clinical depression are known to last for long periods, and they are severe enough to interfere with employment, family, social life, and romantic relationships.

Depression, also known as clinical depression or major depressive disorder, is a mental health condition resulting in constant sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness within clients. It is normal to go through sad periods in one’s lifetime, but clinical depression is more than just feeling down. Unfortunately, the common advice to “cheer up” or “just be happy” is insufficient in dealing with the complexities of clinical depression. At Excel Treatment Center, a drug rehab in New Jersey, we recognize that it’s a legitimate medical condition that requires compassionate and professional intervention.

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Symptoms of Depression

Those who suffer from clinical depression are likely to experience a range of more specific symptoms than mere sadness. Symptoms of clinical depression are known to last for long periods of time, and they are severe enough to interfere with employment, family, and social life, as well as romantic relationships.

  • Fatigue
  • Irregular sleep schedule, insomnia, trouble getting out of bed in the morning
  • Frequent depressive episodes, including crying or sobbing
  • Panic attacks
  • Shakiness, agitation, and restlessness
  • Sudden unexplained physical discomfort or pain
  • Weight gain or weight loss brought on by a change in appetite
  • Moving and speaking more slowly than usual
  • Low sex drive
  • Extreme feelings of sadness
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Thoughts of worthlessness
  • Lack of motivation
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Inability to think optimistically
  • Recurring suicidal thoughts
  • Feeling anxious
  • Withdrawal from social activities
  • Social isolation and preferring to be alone
  • Losing interest in activities that were once a passion
  • Loss of productivity at work

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Causes of Depression

Clinical depression can be triggered by a number of different events or circumstances throughout a lifetime. Depression can be caused by the imbalance of the levels of three particular neurotransmitters, dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine. There are also a number of other factors that can contribute to clinical depression, such as:

The exact gene responsible for depression remains unknown, although it is widely acknowledged that a family history of clinical depression can significantly raise the probability of developing this condition. While the specific genetic factors contributing to depression are still being explored, research suggests that a combination of genetic predisposition, environmental influences, and various life experiences may contribute to its onset.

Certain people, such as those who suffer from low self-esteem or have a tendency to be overly critical of themselves and their achievements, are more prone to developing clinical depression. These personality traits can be influenced by a combination of genetic factors and experiences encountered during early life, including external forces such as societal pressures or challenging life circumstances. Understanding the complex interplay between these factors can provide valuable insights into developing and treating depression.

After birth, some women may experience clinical depression, which can be attributed to the significant hormonal changes occurring in their bodies. Alongside this, the newfound responsibility of caring for a child can also contribute to the development of depressive symptoms. It’s important to recognize and address these challenges to ensure the mother and child’s well-being during this delicate period.

Feeling a deep sense of loneliness, isolating yourself from the support of family and friends, and consistently missing out on essential responsibilities such as school or work can significantly contribute to clinical depression. This mental health condition can profoundly impact an individual’s overall well-being, making it crucial to seek appropriate help and support.

Abusing drugs and alcohol can harm mental health, particularly in relation to clinical depression. This is because substance use alters the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain, disrupting the delicate balance required for emotional well-being. It is crucial to note that drugs and alcohol directly influence the brain’s chemistry, exacerbating the symptoms of clinical depression. Therefore, it is strongly advised against engaging in substance abuse if you are already dealing with clinical depression. Prioritizing your mental health and seeking appropriate support is paramount in maintaining overall well-being.

If you or a loved one are struggling with clinical depression or substance abuse, Excel Treatment Center offers comprehensive addiction treatment in New Jersey is ready to help. A leading provider of comprehensive addiction treatment services, we offer personalized care based on each individual’s unique needs. Don’t hesitate to contact us via phone at 877-331-4114 or through our website. Remember, seeking help is a courageous step toward recovery, and Excel Treatment Center is committed to supporting you every step of the way.


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Excel treatment has changed my life! The staff starting from the intake process, to all the clinicians are amazing! I really enjoy that. Most of the staff are in recovery and relate to me I have been shown so much support, understanding, and accommodation above and beyond!

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Treating Clinical Depression

There are different levels of treatment suggested for varying levels of depression. Those with mild depression are encouraged to improve their diet, exercise regularly, look into self-help media, and spend more time in the sun. If symptoms persist or worsen, there are other options worth exploring.

We understand the severity of this mental health disorder and approach it with the same level of care as we would a substance use disorder. Clinical depression can be caused by a wide variety of factors, which can be both biological and environmental. Our priorities in treating clinical depression are understanding the root causes of this disorder so that we can address this with a bespoke recovery package.

Cognitive behavioral therapy is talk therapy that involves meeting regularly with a mental health professional to discuss your circumstances. The hope is that discussing your issues in a judgment-free environment will assist you in overcoming those issues. Therapies like this are ideal for people suffering from mild to severe depression, and clients often report feeling a positive difference after just a couple of sessions.

Medication is usually reserved for clients who suffer from moderate to severe depression. There are many different options for antidepressants, but a doctor must prescribe them after being diagnosed with clinical depression. The effects usually take several weeks to kick in, and there are side effects that can cause discomfort, which can cause some people to stop taking antidepressants or switch medications. Rest assured that our specialist clinical care team will ensure that you are fully versed in what to expect and will be on hand to support you in any way you may need. In rare cases, antidepressants cause symptoms of depression to worsen, so it is important to note any changes in your mood due to medication to a medical professional.

Contact Excel Treatment Center today to learn more about our medically-assisted treatment options in New Jersey.

How Does It Work?

We know that most people are unfamiliar with how the rehabilitation process works. This is completely normal – our application process is designed to be as simple as possible. Our caring staff will provide all of the guidance you or your loved one needs to make the journey into recovery as streamlined as possible.

What Do We Treat?

We specialize in offering treatment to younger adults and adults in mid-life. At the Excel Center, we believe that recovery is possible for anyone, no matter what age or background. However, different groups of people face different challenges. As such, we make sure that the treatments we offer are varied and meet each of our clients’ exact needs. We consider the different life experiences, pressures, and histories of everyone who seeks help from us.

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