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Treatment For Depression
Treatment For Depression
Treatment for depression varies widely, but the earlier you start, the better. Medication, psychotherapy, or a combination of both are usually recommended. Brain stimulation treatments like electroconvulsive therapy may also be used to help relieve symptoms of depression. Regardless of the treatment used, it’s important to note that no two people with depression are the same, so you may need to try a few different options to find one that works best for you.
In low and middle-income countries, 75% of the population doesn’t get treatment for mental disorders. This is largely due to barriers, such as lack of resources, a shortage of trained health-care providers, and social stigma associated with mental illnesses. In many cases, those with depression are not properly diagnosed, which results in further misdiagnosis. However, if you’re seeking treatment for depression, you should consult your primary care physician, who can refer you to other health-care providers.
A psychiatrist can diagnose depression by assessing your symptoms and reviewing your medical and family history. Your psychiatrist will most likely order blood tests and perform a psychological evaluation to rule out any other medical conditions. He or she may also prescribe antidepressant medications. Your doctor will also point you toward self-help resources for depression. A physician will also discuss various treatment options with you. Treatments for depression typically include a combination of psychotherapy and medication. Treatment is meant to help you recover your life and resume normal activities.
Your healthcare provider can diagnose and treat depression. Many primary care doctors can perform a screening for depression during a routine visit. If you have more severe symptoms, it’s a good idea to seek a specialist. A psychiatrist can offer treatment for depression and help you overcome it. It’s important to seek help as soon as possible. You may not feel ready to do so right away, but early treatment is the key to recovery. You can start taking steps to make a full recovery.
Antidepressants work by improving brain function and mood. You should continue taking antidepressants for at least four weeks to see results. While it may be tempting to stop taking the medication without a doctor’s guidance, you should not. Although you may feel better after a few weeks, the depression may return if you stop taking the medication. Your healthcare provider will work with you to determine a safe stop time for your medication. If you decide to stop taking the medication, it’s important to consult a mental health professional because abrupt discontinuation can lead to withdrawal symptoms and can worsen the situation.
Self-care techniques such as exercise and meditation are also recommended. These techniques are often effective for people suffering from depression. Try to limit your stressors, simplify your life, and get more rest. Take care to avoid alcohol and recreational drugs because they will only make your depression worse. Make sure you spend quality time with friends and family. If you’re feeling down, try to journal and express your feelings. Self-help books can help you cope with depression.