Many people experience depression. Common symptoms of depression include sadness, decreased or increased appetite, low mood, decreased or increased sleep, fatigue or low energy, poor self-image, difficulty concentrating or making decisions, guilt, or feelings of hopelessness. Learn more about depression and its treatment.
Options for depression treatment in Toronto
Depression treatment in Toronto is offered in private psychotherapy practices, as well as through hospital psychiatric outpatient programs. Clients pay for treatment at a private practice, but unlike hospitals, they will generally face less of a wait time. There may also be more treatment options available through a private practice than through a hospital, and may prefer the setting of a private office. A private practice can be more flexible in some ways, including by offering various forms of psychotherapy not available through publicly funded programs.
Depression treatment Toronto: fees and coverage
Depression treatment is not covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) for non-physician psychotherapists, so clients pay out-of-pocket. Clients may be eligible for reimbursement of some psychotherapy fees from extended health plans, but should check ahead of time see whether their plan will cover our services.