Depression and Mood Disorders


Dysthymia or persistent depressive disorder, is a continuous long-term (chronic) form of depression that may seriously affect your normal daily activities, result in low self-esteem and a feeling of hopelessness and loss of productivity. These feelings can have a negative impact on your relationships, school, work and daily activities. Since these feelings generally last for years, you may feel it’s a normal part of your life.


Bipolar disorder is a mental illness marked by dramatic shifts in a person’s mood, behavior, thought, and ability to think clearly. People with bipolar experience high and low moods known as manic depression which differ from the typical ups-and-downs most people experience.

Bipolar disorder is also known as manic depression because a person’s mood can alternate between the “poles”—mania (highs) and depression (lows). The change in mood can last for hours, days, weeks, or months.

How the Hallowell Center Can Help

If you’re experiencing depression, dysthymia or Bipolar Disorder, seeing a mental health professional is the first step to recovery. Taking the time to get diagnosed and set up a treatment plan is an investment in your health and well-being; the condition will not go away on its own. At The Hallowell Center, we offer a variety of diagnostic and assessment tools to help us evaluate and understand your specific needs. Find out how one of our qualified mental health professional can help you by calling 212-799-7777 or emailing

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