- Expertise and experience. Mayo Clinic specialists in psychiatry and psychology have extensive experience and expertise in treating depression. A team of mental health providers works with you to set goals, develop a customized treatment plan and monitor your progress. More than 20,000 people with a diagnosis of depression are seen at Mayo each year.
- Latest diagnostic and treatment options. Your treatment may include antidepressants, talk therapy (psychotherapy) or other therapies. Mayo Clinic sometimes uses the cytochrome P450 test, which may help determine how your genes might affect your response to and ability to tolerate various antidepressant drugs.
- Treatment for complicated depression. Services at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota include an Adult Mood Disorders Unit that provides inpatient treatment to adults whose depression significantly affects their functioning or safety. The Adult Mood Clinic provides evaluation and treatment, including the option of the Adult Mood Program, an outpatient program for adults who have depression or bipolar disorder.
- Pediatric specialists. Pediatric specialists in psychiatry and psychology at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota offer inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and teens with depression. Mayo's Pediatric Mood Clinic includes Adolescents Coping with Depression, a 12-week outpatient intervention, and Multifamily Psychoeducational Psychotherapy, an eight-week outpatient program. The Child and Adolescent Integrated Mood Program (CAIMP) is a two-week outpatient group-based psychotherapy program for youths with depression or bipolar disorder.
- Latest research. Mayo Clinic researchers continue to study a number of issues, such as new diagnostic and treatment tools, how genes may be linked to depression and suicidal behaviors. Some people with depression may be able to participate in clinical trials.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for psychiatry by U.S. News & World Report.
Mayo Clinic: Answers you can trust
At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.
Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.
Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.
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