What To Know About Depression Treatment

Like most other treatments depression treatment depends on the individual. It is widely said that the best treatment for depression includes psychological treatment and medication for whatever cause of depression. Mainly it is best if a person with depression works with their doctor or mental health professional to find the right treatment for them. This is because some people respond well with psychological treatments while others respond better to medications.  view here for more

For medications the most common medication used to treat someone with depression are anti-depressants. They are designed to reduce and relieve the effects of depression. There are many types of anti-depressants available in different classes with each having its own method of helping depression. The classes include SSRIs, SNRIs, and SSNRIs. You can talk with your doctor to learn more about this classes.

Anti-depressant medications help reduce the symptoms of depression which include feeling extremely sad for no reason, sleeping too much or too little, loss of interest on things you enjoy and difficulty in thinking and making decisions or concentration. it may take a different amount of time for the anti-depressant to work depending on the condition. But research shows it can take up to six weeks for the first dose of medication to take effect.

Psychological treatments, on the other hand, are used by a psychiatrist are useful in helping a person to treat and recover from depression. One of the most effective psychological treatment is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). CBT is a structured program which recognizes that the way people think affects the way they feel.  view here for more

A person who is depressed may need the help of an anti-depressant to treat their depression and should consult their doctor. The earlier that depression is treated, the greater the chance of a quicker recovery. If the first anti-depressant that a person tries doesn't work, they must not get discouraged as they can try another one that may really make a difference in helping them with their depression. Once a person starts taking an anti-depressant, their mood should be monitored closely by a doctor or psychiatrist.

In addition to anti-depressants, I highly recommend that a person who has depression, see a psychologist or a psychiatrist for CBT. This 2 pronged approach has worked very well for me for the past 20 years and I will continue with both the anti-depressants and CBT to ensure that I maintain the great quality of life I have today. Depression treatment is available to help a person who has depression. Never give up! Depression is not the whole of you, it is merely are part of you, that can be treated.

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