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How can i deal with depression as a minor?

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Dr. Michelle King answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Seek treatment ASAP: Medications and therapy have a higher likelihood of improving depression than either one of these treatments alone in adults. Seeking treatment with a board certified child psychiatrist and possibly, a therapist, if that is his or her recommendation, would be the course of action, and as soon as possible.

Answered 5/5/2014

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Dr. Lakeasha Sullivan answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

1-Lifestyle, 2-Meds: Lifestyle changes can be a powerful way to treat depression. Research shows that regular exercising (vigorously if your doctor approves) helps. Meditation has also been shown to help for some people. Try asking your parents to take you to a therapist, especially a cognitive-behavioral therapist. There are many different antidepressant medications safe for minors but you should talk to your doctor.

Answered 4/19/2017

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