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Depression Treatment in Atlanta

Depression Treatment

If you are looking for outpatient depression treatment in Atlanta, look no further than The Berman Center.

Atlanta Depression Treatment

Depression is one of the most prevalent mental health conditions in the world, and it can impact how you feel, think, and behave. Thankfully, depression is treatable by way of talk therapy, medication, or a combination. If you or someone you love is struggling with depression, don’t wait to get professional treatment. You deserve to live a life free from the constraint of depression. 

You can get help at our Atlanta depression treatment center. Call our admissions line today.

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What is Depression?

Depression is categorized as a mood disorder, one which causes persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and loneliness. With depression, you no longer have an interest in doing things you once loved or associating with people with whom you were close. There are several types of depressive disorders, and if left untreated, symptoms of each can get worse, leading to a higher risk of self-harm or suicide.

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Is Depression Normal?

Depressive disorders differ from regular depression. 

It’s common to feel sadness during difficult events or to grieve when you receive a broken heart, lose a close family member, or someone close to you goes through times of trial. Job loss, financial strain, and moving to a new city are all examples of things that can lead to acute depression. This depression is related directly to an event and typically goes away after several days or even a few weeks.

Depressive disorders are more persistent and indicate a need for depression treatment in Atlanta. Whereas sadness or grief associated with a divorce or job loss can ebb and flow, depressive disorders can remain persistent every day for several weeks or months with multiple symptoms.

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Types of Depressive Disorders

There are several types of depressive disorders, all of which impact women more often than men, and all of which can be treated. 

  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder
  • Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Atypical Depression
  • Prenatal Depression
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Seasonal Depression

Things like postpartum depression or seasonal depression have specific time frames during which they arise, such as changing seasons every year or during pregnancy and the birth of a new child. Other disorders impact your life for years if left untreated.

If you struggle with physical health issues, your medical conditions might lead to changes in your brain structure and body that can cause depression. Conditions such as hyperthyroidism or Parkinson’s disease can lead to depression, as can medications for certain health conditions.

Similarly, drug and alcohol abuse can lead to chemical changes in the brain and body resulting in depressive disorders.

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Depression Symptoms

Symptoms of depression look very similar regardless of the type of disorder. Symptoms can include:

  • Reduced energy
  • Thoughts of self-harm
  • Feeling sad or hopeless
  • Changes to sleep (either too much or too little)
  • Changes to diet (too much or too little)
  • Irritability
  • Problems concentrating or making decisions
  • A loss of interest in hobbies
  • Not enjoying things you once loved
  • No longer socializing with those close to you
  • Headaches or stomach aches without another explanation
  • Sexual dysfunction

If you notice these signs, it might be time to consider depression treatment in Atlanta. Let our team help!


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Who is At Risk for Depression?

Depression can affect anyone, but women are more likely to struggle with depression than men. You are also more likely to develop a depressive disorder if you struggle with Parkinson’s disease, chronic pain, or substance abuse. 

  • Globally five percent of adults struggle with depression
  • Depression is the biggest mental health disorder in the world
  • Up to seventy-five percent of people in low-and middle-income situations fail to get treatment. 

If you are at risk, contact the Berman Center to learn more about our depression treatment programs in Atlanta. 

Causes of Depression

Several factors contribute to depression, including physical health conditions and substance abuse.

Brain Chemistry

Brain chemistry is one of the highest risk factors. An imbalance of neurotransmitters in your brain can contribute to depression. Therefore, anything that causes changes to things like dopamine and serotonin levels on a regular basis can influence your brain chemistry and lead to the development of a depressive disorder. 

    • Some medications cause changes to your brain chemistry, resulting in depression as a common side effect.
    • Substance abuse, particularly alcoholism, can lead to depression or worsen symptoms of an existing disorder for the same reason. 
    • Certain medical conditions like Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, or chronic pain can result in changes to brain chemistry and subsequent depressive disorders.

Behind that is genetics. Genetics is the next biggest risk factor. If you have a parent or sibling with a depressive disorder, you are three times as likely to struggle with depression compared to someone who doesn’t have depressive disorders in the family. However, you don’t need to have an existing relative with the disorder to develop it yourself.


Chronic stress can lead to depression, particularly stress brought about by regular isolation, limited social support, divorce, the death of a loved one, or trauma.


How Do We Treat Depression?

Treatment for depression is possible. Professional treatment will use talk therapy, medication, and holistic treatment in combination. We encourage our clients to prioritize getting treatment. The biggest benefit to IOP and PHP treatment plans is that you can get help while still maintaining other responsibilities like work or school. We are happy to help you find accommodations where appropriate.

One combination is not better than the other. Our Atlanta depression treatment center and care management team will curate the best combination of complementary, holistic medicine, prescription medications like antidepressants, and psychotherapy based on your needs. 

Certain clients do not need or want medication for their symptoms, and we take into account your goals in recovery by introducing coping skills and trigger management adopted through modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, or meditation can serve as viable substitutes. 

Other clients need medication at first to manage their symptoms until they can replace medication with alternative coping skills.  

And some clients need medication full-time to manage their symptoms as they arise, in addition to applying the coping skills and techniques gained during talk therapy.

Call the team at our Atlanta mental health treatment center today to learn more about what schedule you can expect during treatment.

The Berman Center: Depression Treatment in Atlanta

Many people suffering from depression can benefit from mental health treatment in Georgia.

The Berman Center offers comprehensive outpatient therapeutic-based programs steeped in the Jewish values of repairing the world and our connections therein. With our programs, you can take the first step toward a lifetime of overcoming mental health disorders and substance abuse issues in a community of belonging, acceptance, and respect.


Our facility has a fitness center and yoga to keep your mind and body engaged in recovery and treatment. We also offer an outdoor lounge space complete with games and areas for relaxation. 


We provide ongoing outpatient treatment for those who need continual care, as well as alumni events and get-togethers. Reach out to our admissions team today to schedule your tour and find out if our facility is the right fit.


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