A 41-year-old member asked:
can someone tell me if severe depression and anxiety treatable/curable\?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Sara Buckley answered
17 years experience Clinical Psychology
Absolutely!: Both of these can certainly be managed, if not "cured" but it takes work on your part. It can be difficult to get started b/c both problems cause one to avoid reaching out to others. But, you must. Start w/ ur pcp, a therapist or clergy. Cognitive behavioral therapy is highly effective w/ both depression ; anxiety. The sooner u start the better! u can even start today w/some exercise ; vitamin d3.
Answered on Apr 10, 2018
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Often they are.: Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Get checked for underlying medical causes. Don't isolate - spend time w friends & stay
Answered on Jun 11, 2017
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