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Depression Treatment and Symptoms
Depression Treatment and Symptoms
While it is difficult to cure depression without the help of a doctor, it is among the most treatable mental illnesses. A majority of patients with depression respond to treatment and gain relief from its symptoms. A comprehensive diagnostic evaluation is performed by a health professional who will ask the patient detailed questions and conduct a physical examination. Blood tests will also be performed to rule out medical causes of depression, which if reversed would help the patient feel better. In addition, the evaluation will examine the specific symptoms and environmental, cultural, and family history.
There are several types of therapy available for people suffering from depression. Most treatments are conducted in an outpatient or office setting. The benefits of outpatient care are a more flexible schedule and less expensive treatment. The structure of an intensive outpatient or inpatient program varies, but most last between five to eight hours per day. Some programs can last up to 30 days. Some may offer reduced rates to help people afford their treatment. Another option is to attend a community mental health clinic to receive treatment.
Depressive episodes can be mild, moderate, or severe, and they can last from a few hours to several months. The length and severity of a depressive episode will depend on the severity of the symptoms and the overall impact on a person’s ability to function. In bipolar disorder, a person alternates between depressive episodes and manic episodes. Manic episodes include increased activity, self-esteem, talkativeness, and decreased need for sleep. The occurrence of depression can affect a person’s relationships with other people.
In addition to antidepressants, other medications may be prescribed to help with the symptoms of depression. Your doctor may choose to prescribe a combination of antidepressants or mood stabilizers, or he or she may add anti-anxiety drugs or other short-term stimulants to help with the symptoms. It is important to seek help as early as possible if you have been diagnosed with depression. Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy or psychological therapy, is another treatment option.
While depression is generally not linked to suicide ideation, it is often triggered by adverse life events. In addition to causing increased stress and dysfunction, the symptoms of depression can affect one’s physical health. For example, depression can lead to cardiovascular disease and other medical conditions. The onset of depression often follows an adverse life event, and is a result of the body’s response to those events. However, it can also be caused by the individual’s genetics.
Although feeling sad and depressed is a normal part of life, if the symptoms persist, it may be a sign of depression. Depression is a serious mental illness that can interfere with one’s sleep, eating habits, and overall health. It does not simply go away on its own; the symptoms will persist for a long time or even disappear completely. The key to recovery is seeking treatment, so seek help as soon as possible. If the symptoms persist, consult a doctor and seek medical attention.