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A 30-year-old member asked:

whats my options for dealing with depression?

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Dr. Imad Khreim
Psychiatry 39 years experience
MANY: First you may want to get evaluated to get a better idea how serious or how mild is your depression, wht type of depression you suffer from. Then options of treatment will be presented and discussed with you, then you decide. In general depression responds to both medication treatment and therpy, best results when you combine both, but again that all depends on severity. Good luck.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Depression: First get evaluated to see extent, then possibly psychotherapy & medications if warrented.
Dr. Theresa Anderson-varney
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Therapy will help.: I would recommend that you have a complete physical before you do anything else. Be open and honest with your doctor and explain your symptoms. Once you are medically cleared then consider seeing a mental health professional. Medication and psychotherapy may be appropriate depending on the severity of the illness.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What kind of condition is having difficulty dealing with depression?

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Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Major Depression: When depressed mood becomes so severe, or persists so long, that it starts to interfere with your life (whether it be your job, your relationships, etc.), there's a good chance you're suffering from a major depressive episode, which can be treated by a psychiatrist. Sometimes depression is a symptom of a non-psychiatric illness, so a medical workup is often part of the evaluation as well.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What's the fasted way of dealing with depression?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Get Help: The fastest way is to get help and see a therapist.
Dr. William Drescher
Dr. William Drescher commented
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Generally the combination of psychotherapy and medication yields the best results. But, it takes a long time to get depressed and a long time to get cured.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

What are among the worst ways of dealing with depression?

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Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Doing Nothing: The worst thing you could do would be to do nothing. This would include isolating yourself and rejecting help from others. Also, it would be a bad idea to try to self-medicate through excessive alcohol use or illegal drug use. In addition, it is not healthy to engage in other risky behaviors as a way of trying to make yourself feel better.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Do you have any easy tips for dealing with depression?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Help with depression: Yes -- first thing i would suggest is to increase exercise, daily. Effects of this have been shown to equal that of antidepressants. Also make sure your diet is rich in whole foods, eliminating preservative-laden processed foods as much as you can. Also, involve yourself in activities that are meaningful to you. If these do not seem to help, then consult with your doctor and/or a therapist.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Are there any suggested books for how to think positively--i'm dealing with depression?

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Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
Books for depression: Are numerous in book stores & libraries. One book i've used with clients is "feeling good: the new mood therapy" by david burns. Another one i like that is not just on thinking more effectively is "the how of happiness" by sonja lyubomirsky. The challenging thing about any self-help book is putting it into practice.

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