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How to Treat Depression
Depression is a common mental illness that can affect anyone at any time in life. It is a serious condition that can interfere with daily activities and lead to suicidal thoughts and actions. However, it is very treatable and often leads to a better quality of life.
Symptoms of depression can include mood changes that are intense and don’t seem to go away, sleep problems, weight gain or loss, low self-esteem, trouble thinking, feeling worthless, or feelings of hopelessness and helplessness. Depending on the severity of the symptoms, they may be short-lived or linger for months or years.
It is important to get a diagnosis of depression, as this will allow you to receive treatment and support. You will need to visit a doctor for a physical examination and a psychiatric evaluation, where your doctor will ask you about your symptoms and behavior patterns.
Medication is also an effective way to treat depression. Antidepressants are drugs that work by changing how the brain works. They are most effective when used along with therapy and lifestyle changes.
You might try several different types of medication before you find one that works for you. This is because each person’s body and brain work differently, so an antidepressant that worked well for someone else might not help you. It’s also possible that an antidepressant might cause side effects if you take it with certain medicines and herbs, so it is important to talk to your doctor about this before taking any medicine.
Some people choose to use natural products to manage their depression, such as vitamin D and the herbal dietary supplement St. John’s wort. These are not regulated by the FDA and should not be taken without talking to your health care provider.
Counseling and group therapy are another way to treat depression. These therapies are often effective and can provide a sense of belonging and connection with others. They can also help you learn new coping skills and improve your self-esteem.
Family therapy is also a good option for parents of children with depression. The therapist will teach you how to support your child and make healthy choices for your family, such as setting boundaries and avoiding situations that might trigger depression.
Behavioral or cognitive therapy is a type of psychotherapy that helps you recognize and change negative thinking patterns and behaviors. This can also help you cope with stress and anxiety, two other symptoms of depression.
It is important to choose a therapist who has specialized training and experience in treating mental disorders. You can use your primary care physician’s referral service to find a therapist in your area. You might also want to try word-of-mouth recommendations or the Internet.
The right therapist will be someone you feel comfortable with, and who can give you the personal attention you need to heal from your depression. Your therapist should be committed to helping you move beyond your depressive episodes and into a more productive, fulfilling life.