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

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Dr. Sara Buckley answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

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 Apr 10, 2018

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

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 Jun 11, 2017

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Dr. Judith Tellerman answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

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 Nov 16, 2020

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