Skip to main content Skip to bottom nav

How to get rid of depression?

346 Answers
Last Updated: 11/10/2020 at 4:01pm
How to get rid of depression?
1 Tip to Feel Better
United States
Moderated by

Ann Brooks, MSW, LICSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist

Thank you for your interest! I am a LICSW licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. I’m here to listen and I look forward to working with you.

Top Rated Answers
tranquilFreedom
July 22nd, 2015 11:18pm
No, you can't get rid of depression. You can only manage it, with medication, therapy, or even alternative methods.
IncredibleCupcake
July 23rd, 2015 11:21am
I think depression is always there as a small part of everyone. When we wake up, those feelings of dread, or when we are having a particularly low week or period of our lives, depression shows its face. Depression is all about how we deal with it, how we manage our feelings and emotions and it's about not letting those feelings overcome who we truly are.
Vexst
July 23rd, 2015 1:47pm
Yes I think you can, although I think it depends on what your definition of depression is, I feel it will always leave its mark on your mind because of how deep and affecting it is in serious cases, but that does not mean you can't be happy and stay happy, i think life is a delicate balance between happy and sad with the memories linking those two poles together, light dark, yin and yang, this is what allows us to appreciate the good things and lament over the bad, if we were never sad how would we truly appreciate happiness, depression is just an extreme, it's part of you and always will be, I see tragedy in the world which does not even relate to me and it makes me depressed sometimes, you just need to find that balance.
blackButterfly81
July 24th, 2015 3:41am
You can't completely get rid of depression. it can come back at any point in time, but you can control it.
Anonymous
July 24th, 2015 10:57am
I personally don't think that depression is ever something you can get rid of completely, but it is certainly something you can manage through learning about it, learning how it affects you personally and making sure you get the correct help and support with it that you deserve. Everyone is different and different therapies and medication suit some people whereas others may not find they are able to work with it. By being educated on the condition you have and being offered different ways to manage your depression you will find what works best for you and this will provide you will the tools and knowledge you need along with other support to overcome the different ibstacles you may face in your lifetime.
Anonymous
July 24th, 2015 6:45pm
Yes we can. As long as we have positive attitude towards life we can achieve anything we want. That's all we need.
ryanccomety
July 25th, 2015 4:35am
depression will go away after time, but the main thing is just that, time, it takes a long, long time, months, years, even decades with some people, but dont lose heart, it will pass, and you will have one heck of a story to tell
Anonymous
July 25th, 2015 9:56pm
yes there is always a way out of things and a chance of them getting better and life easier :)
aPersonOutThere
July 25th, 2015 9:58pm
Yes, you can. You have to count on it being a gradual process, but as long as you're on the right path, depression will eventually disappear or at least lessen enough to make life managable and enjoyable. You just have to hang in there, not give up, seek the help you need, and learn how to best deal with your depression. Acceptance is important in this.
PeaceForYou
July 29th, 2015 5:02pm
It really depends. Some people can and will and others can't BUT it can get better and that applies to anyone. With the right support and therapy you can see huge differences and if your depression does attack, your equipped to deal with it swiftly and in the right way.
Anonymous
July 29th, 2015 8:06pm
It's a big question. But the answer's yes. Definitely yes. A big yes. You work hard, you may go through only the motions at first, but you'll find a day when you're free of it. It happens when you least expect it.
Anonymous
July 30th, 2015 7:33pm
I guess you can never fully get rid of depression, since there are often triggering things and it is always possible to fall back into old patterns but you can like lower depression so that it is like it is gone but it is like a file you deleted on the internet, it is out of your mind but somewhere it is still there.
20secondRed
July 31st, 2015 1:08am
I personally do not think you can get rid of depression. I think you can learn to handle it but I think at some point in everyone's life they face depression or depressing thoughts. I think when it comes to depression, there is always a possibility that it will get better with treatment or therapy
bricav
July 31st, 2015 6:02pm
Yes. With the right mix of therapy and medication (if needed), you can become the person you truly are! Attitude is everything, so believe in yourself.
PoliteOcean
July 31st, 2015 6:42pm
Depression is a hard emotion to deal with. It can be difficult and frustrating. The best way to help yourself cope is by talking with a healthcare provider and/or also seeking assistance with a licensed counselor or therapist to help you. Sometimes finding just the right combination of help with just the right kind of therapy can make the world of difference in the way you are feeling.
gigantIceCream37
August 1st, 2015 12:42pm
Yes. Definitely. Absolutely. But it is depend on the person who has the depression its a long ride but you will get there soon and the more a person wanted to get rid of it the shorter it will be. And please if you wanted a help please get it from a professional
Anonymous
August 1st, 2015 10:44pm
From my own personal experience? No. But I don't say that to diminish any of your feelings or to make you lose hope, no, not at all. You never get rid of depression but you learn to cope with it, and learn to make it become suited to you, not the other way around. It's like having a wild animal that you tame and then learn to live with, in a sense. It gets better.
ItsHannah
August 2nd, 2015 1:04am
You can try to do things you like, or try to find things you like to do, it will help lessen your depression. It's hard to totally overcome depression.
Anonymous
August 2nd, 2015 2:10pm
Get rid of depression depends from person to person. If the person willing to change and overcome can easily can come out of it
Anonymous
August 2nd, 2015 8:55pm
Yes you can get rid of depression. It is a lot of work but it is possible. You can see do anything you set your mind to.
Zeeeee
August 2nd, 2015 8:57pm
Being alone causes depression. Depression can never end if we continue taking loneliness negatively. Turn loneliness into solitude instead, take your time alone. Being alone is a good opportunity to sort things out inside you :)
Pat
August 4th, 2015 12:06pm
Depression is something that can be cyclical and episodic. Some people can get rid of Major Depression for good and only have one to a few episodes during their life. For others, this is not the case and they have to deal with it for a much longer period of time. I personally believe that there is always a hope for recovery from depression though.
BlueBerryPancake
August 5th, 2015 7:37pm
You can't get rid of depression completely if it's something you've dealt with for almost all of your life, especially if you had it during the developmental portion of your life. You can control the symptoms, but it never truly goes away. If you think otherwise, perhaps you should re-examine if you actually had depression or were just at a low point in your life you overcame.
Brok3nHeart
August 6th, 2015 1:04am
No because EVERYONE is automatically the same; we all overthink. We all have emotions and while most of the time these emotions are good (I hope), sometimes there are the bad emotions. Both good and bad emotions are caused by overthinking, which will always be lingering in the midst of you're day.
jibran2k14
August 6th, 2015 8:53am
if you want anything as bad as you want to breathe, you will make it ! life is hard but its beautiful as well you just have to focus on the right things.
elisaandreea
August 6th, 2015 3:19pm
This is totally up to the person who is suffering from depression. If you really want to get through it, it is possible. You just need a lot of optimism and motivation and you can do it. Think about how beautiful life can be and about all the reasons why you should start enjoying it.
Anonymous
August 7th, 2015 6:15pm
No. Never entirely - maybe it's when you're reading your favourite book, or listening to your favourite song, or simply looking at your parents. During those special moments - you're happy, you're not depressed but that doesn't mean you've gotten rid of depression, you've just forgotten about it for an hour while you've been reading, for 4 minutes while you've been listening to the song or for 5 seconds while looking at your parents.
Anonymous
August 8th, 2015 4:34pm
I don't know, I'd say yes and no. I don't think depression will ever really leave me, but I know that I feel depressed less often, I don't ever fall as hard as I used to
Llwyn7
August 8th, 2015 9:00pm
Depending on the reasons why, depression can be a diagnosed clinical illness or, more somewhat more simply, a feeling that lasts a while based on circumstance. The former can be coped with but most likely cannot not be "cured", whereas the latter can eventually be healed from.
brightVision66
August 9th, 2015 6:21pm
I don't believe you can get rid of it, but you can overcome it with the right medicine and the right support.