Depression & Bipolar Disorder

Depression and bipolar disorder are two of the most common mental health challenges in America, affecting millions of people. Some are treated inadequately or too late, and others never receive treatment. When depression and anxiety become overwhelming and interfere with your ability to get through your day, limit what you wish to do, or otherwise impair your quality of life, they can be debilitating. At NewYork-Presbyterian, we offer personalized assessment and treatment for depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders. We have major patient care and research programs to advance the treatment of depression, with specialized expertise in treatment-resistant depression, late-life depression, and anxiety disorders. Our goal is to relieve your symptoms and help you to cope so you can live a more comfortable life.

A Team of Experts

Our teams include licensed clinical psychologists, board-certified psychiatrists, psychiatry nurses, social workers, substance abuse specialists, occupational, recreational, and creative arts therapists, and other professionals with expertise in the care of people with mood disorders.

An Accurate Diagnosis

Your care begins with a full assessment. We dedicate the time you need to let us know what you are feeling, and we'll ask you other questions to make an accurate diagnosis. This is the first and most important step in your care because it gives us the information we need to determine the best treatment for you.

Customized Treatment

We offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care, including individual therapy, group therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and medications. We work with you to help you manage your symptoms, cope with challenging situations, and build skills to improve your daily function and overall quality of life.

  • Inpatient care. For people whose symptoms require inpatient hospitalization, we offer inpatient care at a variety of locations. We provide collaborative, evidence-based treatment that integrates primary and mental health care, using both psychotherapy and medication to stabilize symptoms.
  • Outpatient clinics. Individual and group counseling, as well as medication management, are available for individuals with depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders on an outpatient basis, based on treatment needs and availability.
  • Partial Hospitalization Program. NewYork-Presbyterian offers an Adult Partial Hospitalization Program, which provides comprehensive evaluation and intensive short-term treatment during the regular business day to adults (18 years of age and older) with acute symptoms who can be treated outside of the inpatient setting, to avert or shorten an inpatient hospitalization.
  • Continuing Day Treatment Program. Our Continuing Day Treatment Program provides a comprehensive evaluation for 6 to 12 months for adults ages 18-62 with severe psychiatric illnesses. Using a model of wellness and recovery, we provide a structured, supportive environment to stabilize your symptoms and help you pursue your personal goals.

Innovative Treatments for Depression

We have specialized expertise caring for people with depression that cannot be treated well with psychotherapy and medications (treatment-resistant depression). We offer other options that may help, such as light therapy, ketamine, and brain stimulation. Brain stimulation treatments—such as electroconvulsive therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and vagus nerve stimulation—use magnetic or electrical energy to improve brain function. These approaches have helped some people with severe depression to obtain relief from their symptoms.

Specialty Programs

We have special programs dedicated to the care of women, children and adolescents, college students, older individuals (late-life depression), and orthodox Jewish patients. Our Center for Youth Mental Health brings together faculty members from Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in a collaborative effort that spans basic scientific research, translational research, clinical trials, and the care of teens and young adults in the critical ages from 16 to 28 who are struggling with the transition to adulthood.

Appointments & Referrals

Our inpatient and outpatient programs are run by highly skilled psychiatrists and psychologists with sub-specialty training in areas ranging from addiction to sleep disorders. To learn more about our inpatient services or to be admitted for inpatient treatment, please call 888-694-5700. To learn more about our outpatient services or to find a psychiatrist, please call 877-NYP-WELL.

Please note, if this is an emergency, please dial 9-1-1 or visit your local emergency department. For free and confidential support from trained mental health professionals, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or NYC Well at 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355).

Refer A Patient

At NewYork-Presbyterian, we treat a diverse patient population. Clinicians in private practice or at other hospitals are welcome to refer their patient to NewYork-Presbyterian. Please call 888-694-5700 to arrange a referral.

Contact us

For more information on the comprehensive, behavioral health services we offer or to schedule a consultation, please call