We all feel sad from time to time. But clinical depression and postpartum depression are far more than just feeling sad.

There are several common signs and symptoms of depression, including feelings of helplessness and hopelessness, loss of interest in daily activities, changes in appetite or eating habits, excessive sleepiness or insomnia, trouble focusing and making decisions, faltering school or work performance and failing relationships. Thoughts of death are a major risk factor and should be taken very seriously.

When these feelings won't go away, it's time to find help from a mental health professional. Linden Oaks Behavioral Health can help.

Depression treatment

Just as depression affects people in different ways, the road to recovery can be different from person to person. That's why Linden Oaks Behavioral Health creates a personalized treatment plan that matches your individual needs.

We may recommend a combination of treatments, such as: therapy, inpatient or outpatient services, medication and/or specialized programs for adolescents, adults and older adults.

Linden Oaks also offers treatment and support for postpartum depression.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Center

Linden Oaks has opened a Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Center for patients with treatment-resistant major depression. TMS uses a targeted, pulsed magnetic field, similar in intensity to an MRI device, to stimulate nerve cells in the area of the brain responsible for mood control and depression.

The non-invasive TMS procedure is performed in an office setting at the Linden Oaks Outpatient Center, located at 1335 N. Mill St. in Naperville. Patients typically receive therapy five days per week for four to six weeks. Each session lasts about 45 minutes.

With TMS treatments, one in three patients experiences remission of symptoms and one in two experiences significant improvement. For more information on TMS, call 630-646-5101.

For more information on our treatment programs for depression, please call the Linden Oaks Help Line 24/7 at 630-305-5027.