BMC’s Yawkey building doors are now closed as an entrance as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our campus and provide you with the best clinical care.

All patients and visitors on our main campus must enter our hospital via Shapiro, Menino, or Moakley buildings, where they will be greeted by team members at a new centralized check-in desk before continuing to the hospital. We are excited to welcome you and appreciate your patience as we improve our facilities.

A mood disorder that causes persistent sadness and loss of interest, depressive disorder is also called clinical depression. Depression can have a major negative effect on how a child or teen thinks, feels and behaves, and can take a toll on the child’s physical health, schoolwork, social relationships and family. Not merely a “case of the blues,” depression is not a weakness but a disorder that may require long-term treatment.

Departments and Programs Who Treat This Condition


Pediatrics - Psychiatry

At Boston Medical Center, comprehensive mental health assessment and treatment are provided to children and adolescents in an outpatient setting. The program specializes in the as…