Mental Health located in Hainesport, NJ


Depression can develop when you least expect it, affecting your mood, energy levels, and overall well-being. At Reflections Behavioral Health, LLC, in Hainesport, New Jersey, Henrietta Udeh, MSN, PMHNP-BC, Eronmwon Balogun, MSN, PMHNP-BC, and their experienced behavioral health team strive to help alleviate depression symptoms through personalized treatment plans and strategies tailored to each individual’s needs. Call the mental health clinic today or schedule an appointment online to book an office or telehealth visit.

Depression Q & A

What is depression?

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States, affecting nearly 20% of American adults at some point in their lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDDC). 

It causes persistent sadness, hopelessness, and loss of interest in formerly enjoyable activities. Some people experience subtle symptoms that linger over time, while others endure intense emotional and physical manifestations that significantly impact their daily lives.

The mental health team at Reflections Behavioral Health, LLC, understands depression’s complexities and nuances. With a personalized treatment plan, you can navigate depression and begin a journey toward lasting recovery.

Are there different types of depression?

Many types of depression can affect your thoughts, mood, and behavior, including:

  • Major depressive disorder (MDD)
  • Persistent depressive disorder 
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Bipolar disorder 
  • Psychotic depression
  • Postpartum depression
  • Atypical depression
  • Situational depression
  • Catatonic depression
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)

The team works with you to determine your depression type and develop the appropriate treatment plan to address your unique needs.

What does depression feel like?

Depression affects everyone differently. Some people feel persistently sad and disconnected from their peers, while others experience constant fatigue and brain fog. Common signs of depression include:

  • Persistent sadness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep pattern changes
  • Increased or decreased appetite
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Unexplained muscle aches
  • Headaches
  • Stomachaches
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
  • Isolation
  • Irritability
  • Suicidal thoughts

Depression symptoms can come and go. Some days may feel more manageable, while others can be overwhelming. 

It's important to recognize that these symptoms can affect various aspects of daily life, making engaging in work, relationships, and self-care challenging. Seeking professional help, understanding that treatment is available, and building a support network are crucial steps in managing depression and promoting long-term well-being.

Who does depression affect?

Anybody can get depression, but some people are at an increased risk. Individuals with a family history of depression or other mental health disorders, a personal history of trauma or stressful life events, and those with certain medical conditions may be at an increased risk.

What are the treatments for depression?

Reflections Behavioral Health, LLC, takes a multifaceted approach to depression treatment that may include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Interpersonal therapy (IPT)
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Antidepressants
  • Exercise
  • Balanced nutrition
  • Sleep pattern changes
  • Support groups

Reflections Behavioral Health, LLC, can develop a depression treatment plan that addresses your needs and helps foster positive and sustainable improvements in your mental health. Call the clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.