Depression is a serious medical illness and disorder of the brain. It's more than just a feeling of being "down in the dumps" or "blue" for a few days. Feelings persist and interfere with everyday life. Symptoms include: sadness, loss of interest or pleasure in activities, change in weight, difficulty sleeping or oversleeping, energy loss, feelings of worthlessness, and thoughts of death or suicide.

Programs + Services

Mood Disorders Program

The Mood Disorders Program at Tufts MC in Boston provides evaluation and psychopharmacological therapy for depression and bipolar disorder.
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Doctors + Care Team

David A. Adler, MD

David A. Adler, MD

Title(s): Senior Psychiatrist; Director, Mental Health Services Research Group; Senior Scientist, The Center for Health Solutions; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Psychiatry
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5731
Fax #: 617-636-4852

Individual and couples psychotherapy, mental health services research, education, treatment of mood and personality disorders, business executive evaluation, consultation and treatment, primary care psychiatry

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Andrew J. Gallagher, DO

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Family Physician, Primary Care Physician
Department(s): Primary Care, Tufts Medical Center Community Care-Framingham
Appt. Phone: 508-532-0223
Fax #: 508-875-0049

Diabetes, COPD, Hypertension, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Depression, Anxiety, Asthma, Chronic disease, Preventative Health

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Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH

Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH

Title(s): Attending Psychiatrist; Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Psychiatry
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5766
Fax #: 617-636-4852

Adult psychiatry

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Peggy Szeto, MSW, LICSW

Title(s): Clinical Social Worker
Department(s): Psychiatry
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5731
Fax #: 617-636-4852

Psychotherapy depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorder, developmental delay

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