Psychiatrists located in Murray Hill, Midtown East, New York, NY


About Depression

Depression can dominate every aspect of your life and make you feel alone. At NYC Psychiatric Associates, the experienced psychiatric team understands the many challenges of depression and offers the compassionate mental health care that adults and children deserve. The team specializes in treatment-resistant depression and uses strategies like transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and Spravato® to give you fast and lasting relief from persistent sadness, low energy, and suicidal ideation so you can feel like yourself again. Call the office in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan, New York, today to schedule a depression screening or book an appointment online.

Depression Q&A

What is depression?

Depression is a chronic mental health condition that causes persistent feelings of sadness, worthlessness, guilt, and patterns of negative thinking.

NYC Psychiatric Associates offers comprehensive care for depression in adults and children. Depression screenings and follow-up care are available in the office and through a confidential, online telemedicine platform.

The skilled psychiatrists take an empathetic approach to managing persistent sadness and other depression symptoms. The team also specializes in the ongoing management of treatment-resistant depression, which doesn’t respond to traditional antidepressant medications.

When should I get help for depression?

Depression alters the thoughts and behaviors of children and adults and, if left untreated, can increase risk factors for self-harm and suicide.

Schedule a depression screening at NYC Psychiatric Associates for yourself or your child to address persistent symptoms like:

  • Guilt
  • Sadness
  • Hopelessness
  • Worthlessness
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Low energy

You can also book a consultation if you’re already treating depression with medications but aren’t finding symptom relief.

The team reviews your medical history and current symptoms. They may also order bloodwork or other diagnostic tests to rule out physical conditions like a thyroid disorder that can negatively affect your mood. 

How is depression treated?

NYC Psychiatric Associates offers several effective treatments for depression and treatment-resistant depression, including psychotherapy and antidepressant medications.

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Spravato is a prescription esketamine nasal spray that provides relief from treatment-resistant depression symptoms, including suicidal thoughts.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

TMS is a noninvasive treatment that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain that play a role in your mood. TMS can relieve severe depression symptoms when other therapies aren’t effective.

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

ECT uses small electric currents to change your brain chemistry. This treatment may be an option for people who feel suicidal or those experiencing a psychotic episode.

Follow-up care, including therapy sessions, is available in the office, and you can also meet with the team through the online telemedicine platform, so you don’t have to leave home. 

The team also provides medication management services to ensure the prescription antidepressants you take are working well and don’t conflict with other medicines you use.

Call NYC Psychiatric Associates today to schedule a depression evaluation for yourself or your child. You can also book an appointment online.