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VA Boston Healthcare System

 

Depression and Anxiety

VA Boston offers outpatient treatment services for veterans with a variety of mental health difficulties including:

Depression (see symptoms below) 
Anxiety (see symptoms below) Woman resting her head on her hand and staring off
Bipolar Disorder
Anger 
Bereavement
Relationship Conflicts
Life Stressors (for example unemployment, family problems)

Services Offered (may vary by site):

Evaluation and treatment planning

Individual Psychotherapy

Group Psychotherapy

- Depression Management Group
- Anxiety Treatment Group
- Anger Management Group
- Living with Bipolar Disorder Group

Couples Counseling

Medication Management

Issues related to aging: If you are a veteran aged 65 or older dealing with issues related to aging (for example, adjusting to retirement, death of spouse), you may be interested in specialized treatment in the Geriatric Mental Health Clinic. Telephone: 1-800-865-3384 ext. 63726 (direct line 774-826-3726).

Effective treatments for depression and/or anxiety are available to you.

Contact us:
Jamaica Plain:   1-800-865-3384, x 45836 or direct 857-364-5836
Brockton:  1-800-865-3384, x 62349 or direct 774-826-2349
Causeway St.:  617-248-1071
Lowell:  978-671-9000 or direct 978-671-9155

Symptoms of depression may include:

Feelings of sadness that last for 2 weeks or more
Loss of interest or pleasure in activities
Noticeable changes in appetite and/or sleep
Fatigue
Difficulty concentrating or making everyday decisions
Feelings of failure, guilt or worthlessness
Feelings of hopelessness
Having thoughts of death or suicide

Symptoms of anxiety may include:

Frequent worry
Feeling keyed up or restless
Irritability
Sleep problems
Anxiety in social situations
Panic attacks
Fear of specific situations or objects (e.g., air travel, heights, closed spaces)
Obsessions or recurring unwanted thoughts or impulses (e.g., thoughts about being contaminated by dirt or germs)
Compulsions or repetitive behaviors (e.g., checking things repeatedly, excessive hand washing

Helpful Links:

More information about depression

Contact Info

Location

  • Jamaica Plain, Brockton, Causeway, Lowell

Contact Number(s)

  • 800-865-3384

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday
    8 am - 4 pm