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What are the best ways to treat depression?

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Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Evaluate: Its important to first make sure that another medical illness is not masquerading as depressive symptoms. Once this is assessed, discuss the many medication and psychotherapy options available with a psychiatrist.

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No single best way: Depression is a real disease that can and should be treated through a multi-faceted approach, taking into account what works best for the individual patient. The many treatment options include counseling and therapy, medications, exercise, seeking new hobbies or activities, meditation, spiritual counseling, and many others. Seek professional assistance to discuss these, and other, options.
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What is the best way to treat PTSD and Depression?

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First see primary Dr: There are many signs that may suggest depression, such as: feelings of sadness or hopelessness, angry outbursts or irritability, loss of interest in normal activities, sleep disturbances, tiredness or a lack of energy, either weight gain or weight loss due to appetite changes, anxiety or restlessness, slowed thinking, feeling worthless, etc... Seeing one's primary care doctor is a good start.
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Are there natural ways to treat depression?

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
Natural aids: Exercise is a natural antidepressant. Even when you feel like staying in bed, get up and exercise. It will improve your mood. Laughter is also a natural antidepressant. See a funny movie. Laugh out loud. Speak with a friend. Go to a mall, it may help you get your mind off your troubles. Listen to music it may also help improve your mood. Therapy is also a huge help so why not take advantage of it?

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