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What can i take for depressive symptoms?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Depression: I answered this before. There are many different treatments for depression. Mild symptoms can benefit from exercise, healthy lifesyle and psychotherapy. Moderate to severe depression which interfers with functioning requires a more thorough evaluation and combined treatement with medications and therapy. Looking for medical problems contributing is part of the eval.
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Get evaluated: Most treatment for moderate to severe depression require treatment from a professional after an initial assessment to determine that the symptoms are not from any other medical causes. For milder depression/sadness, increased physical exercises, positive thinking and interracting with peers who are positive thinkers and engage in uplifting activities will be helpful.
Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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