A member asked:

Can someone tell me if severe depression and anxiety treatable/curable\?

5 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Sara Buckley answered

Specializes in 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 4/10/2018


Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in 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 6/11/2017


Dr. Judith Tellerman answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

MAJOR DEPRESSION: Yes, treatable. The most complete evaluation for medication is with a Psychiatrist. It is vital to determine the type of depression. First have a physical exam by a Dr. to rule out a physical problem. Please consult with a Clinical Psychologist for psychotherapy to help you change & cope better with ZOOM.com sessions. There is extra anxiety due to covid 19- stay safe, cautious & hopeful.

Answered 11/16/2020



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