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What kind of treatment is available for depression?

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Last Updated: 06/29/2020 at 3:31pm
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LondynRose
July 27th, 2015 8:26pm
There are several treatments available for depression. The main ones include talking therapies and medication. Medication won't work on its own because even if you are in a "lighter" mood the problems will still need to be there. Things that may help are group therapy, one to one psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and psycodrama. If you don't feel like talking at the moment you could always relieve stress by doing something productive like art therapy.
LunaHymn16
August 4th, 2015 12:02am
There are quite a few different treatment options available for depression. Types of therapy such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a popular method for treatment. In addition, medication such as SSRI's, also known as antidepressants may be helpful in alleviating Depressive feelings. It's not uncommon that these two treatments may be used at the same time. The best course of treatment can be determined between you and a mental health professional.
Samalyn
August 11th, 2015 1:08am
Therapy or medication are two viable options for depression treatment. Therapy helps you change your viewpoint and outlook where medication attempts to level out the chemical imbalance associated with depression.
Anonymous
January 26th, 2016 3:18am
One major treatment for depression is medication. I believe that there are religion beliefso that can possibly help you through it. There are ways to cope with it your self but many people need professional care. A hospitalization will help get you on medication and show you coping skills that can help you.
Anonymous
April 26th, 2016 5:49am
Therapy, Exercise and antidepressants can all be treatments depending on what kind of depression you have.
Anonymous
June 14th, 2016 10:14am
Talking to someone is usually a good idea to treat depression. The fact that you know that someone is willing to hear you up can cheer you up.
kiwi52
November 15th, 2016 6:46am
Depends on the person...therapy, anti-depressants...I would suggest seeing a licensed psychiatrist for specific suggestions. For every day treatment, what I do is make a list of what contributes to my depression and find ways to better each situation. I find that it takes one to get the ball rolling and I'll often feel a lot better even with just a little improvement. Perhaps that will help you as well.
magneticForest25
March 28th, 2017 9:21pm
Everyone is different so it advisable to contact a GP who can give professional advice... However, there are different medications and talking therapies but the professional will advise what is best for the individual x
Anonymous
December 5th, 2017 3:36am
therapy and some medication that you could take only with therapist recommendation and the best treatment is the support of the people that you love.
eeveeon
December 5th, 2017 4:24am
Medication, therapy, ongoing chat support, psychologists, counsellor, psychiatric care, self-care, and other natural remedies.
philosopherqueen
January 1st, 2018 2:02am
Cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, a wide range of medications, electro convulsive therapy and trans cranial magnetic stimulation are all approved treatments for depression.
wonderousPenguin
June 29th, 2020 3:31pm
There are a range of treatments that are accessible through your local doctors. One possible treatment is talk therapy. In this therapy, you will meet frequently with a therapist who will tailor the therapy based on your symptoms and what you a struggling with. Some courses of talk therapy are intense and last around 6 weeks, for example cognitive behavioural therapy. Others can go on for months or years, depending on how severe and persistent your symptoms are. Talk therapy can even be accessed here on the 7Cups site. Talk therapy may be done on an individual basis, in a group or with the family. Alongside talk therapy, many individuals will take a form of medication. Antidepressants are usually prescribed by a doctor, who will monitor your symptoms and side effects of the medication. Based on this, they may prescribe an alternative medication, or alter the dosage. It is important that if you are prescribed medication that you take it as prescribed to ensure the effect of the medication can be measured accurately. In cases of enduring and intense depression, some individuals may be considered for brain stimulation such as Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). Some self help techniques may also be useful for helping you through depression. Learning mindfulness and practising healthy every day habits can help break you out of the depression cycle. Remember that there is no miracle cure for depression and finding something that works for you and is sustainable may take a while. Being persistent and having faith in yourself, the health professionals helping you and those who support you will be key to treatment. Be kind to yourself and give yourself time to heal.