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Depression, is there an effective treatment?

Depression, is there an effective treatment?

Cognitive-behavioral: Therapy is the most effective treatment available for depression. It may sometimes need to be supplemented with medication for best results. It's also helpful to exercise, engage is social interaction & engrossing activities, practice gratitude, do kind things for others, develop & commit to meaningful goals, practice stress management, and talk to trusted, empathic people. ...Read more

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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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How is meds used in the treatment of depression?

How is meds used in the treatment of depression?

Please have : an older sibling ask the question. Rules of health tap have to be 16 or older ...Read more

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What are the natural depression treatment methods?

What are the natural depression treatment methods?

Some options: Start with talking therapy (such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy). Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hours of sleep per night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try acupuncture, tai chi, qi gong, yoga or meditation. Recommend the “Feeling Good Book" ...Read more

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How good is st john's wort as treatment for depression?

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How good is st john's wort as treatment for depression?

St. John's wort: Works ok for few no. Of patients with mild symptoms who can't tolerate or choose not to take antidepressants. ...Read more

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I was wondering is ect an effective treatment for depression?

I was wondering is ect an effective treatment for depression?

Very effective: Ect (electroconvulsive therapy, commonly called "shock treatment") is very effective for severe depression. It's usually given 3 times weekly for a few weeks, not just once. It's reserved for severe cases unresponsive to other treatment, as ECT requires anesthesia ; other drugs to manage the induced seizure, ; can cause memory loss (amnesia) ; other serious side-effects. Best as a last resort. ...Read more

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Is serotonin a treatment for depression?

Is serotonin a treatment for depression?

Not by itself: Serotonin cannot cross the blood-brain barrier, and so is not available as a supplement. However, 5-htp is a precursor which is converted into serotonin in the brain. Many researchers believe serotonin imbalance influences mood in a way that leads to depression -- not necessarily a direct effect of low serotonin. But some feel that serotonin may affect regeneration of brain cells. ...Read more

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What's inpatient hospital depression treatment like?

What's inpatient hospital depression treatment like?

Keep safe: First priority is to prevent self-harm. Second is to figure out cause of depression and start treatment. Encouragement to stay socially active and participate in group activities means there will be less opportunity to isolate and ruminate. Behavioral observations are helpful to figure out impact of depression on daily living. Initiation of treatment can resolve the most pressing symptoms. ...Read more

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S lithium the best treatment for bipolar depression?

S lithium the best treatment for bipolar depression?

Yes: Lithium, lamictal, and atypical antipsychotics (seroquel, zyprexa, risperdal, geodon, (ziprasidone) abilify) are probably the first line agents for bipolar depression. Antidepressants can make bipolar depression turn into bipolar mania in some people, and should probably be reserved for situations in which the first line agents have failed. ...Read more

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Remedy for depression?

Remedy for depression?

Correct diagnosis?: Make sure you have the correct diagnosis, since there are many medical conditions that can produce depression. If depressed, it would be a good idea to reduce or quit drinking since alcohol is a CNS depressant. A combination of medication and therapy often works well. Make sure you are eating well, getting enough sleep, and working to make positive changes in work, family, and relationships. ...Read more

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Natraul treatment for depression?

Natraul treatment for depression?

Depression remedies: Include exercising, engaging in social interaction & engrossing activities, practicing gratitude, doing kind things for others, learning and practicing stress management, developing and committing to meaningful goals, avoiding negative thinking & negative comparisons with others, and talking to empathic & trusted people. If those aren't enough, talk to a mental health professional. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of depression?

What is the treatment of depression?

SSRI and depression.: There are several different options available for the treatment of depression it includes medication, counseling and exercise. The medication commonly used are ssri include Prozac zoloft Paxil (paroxetine) although there are many other classes of medications have been made available.. Recent studies suggest that exercise help in alleviating the symptoms of depression. Counseling sessions are also helpful. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for depression?

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How can I get treatment for depression?

Dep. tx: Schedule appointment with mental health counselor for assessment and possible referral for medications if needed. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for depression that works?

Is there any treatment for depression that works?

Coping: Try to avoid drugs if possible. Sleep well, eat healthy, and excercise wisely. Keep talking and asking questions, but get on with your life. Find things to do and foods to eat and healthy herbs that make you feel good. But do so in moderation. ...Read more

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What should I do when my depression resists treatment?

What should I do when my depression resists treatment?

Adjunctive treatment: Insure that you are not relying on medications alone. Consider adding in cognitive behavioral therapy. Group therapy, acupuncture, meditation, regular sleep, healthy diet and time with nature can all help. ...Read more

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What should I do for depression treatment that doesn't require rx?

What should I do for depression treatment that doesn't require rx?

Your Options: There are many treatment option available which can be confusing. I would check out curecrowd.Com which crowd sources a multitude of type of treatment option available. Sometimes you have to play with the data on the site but there seems to be a lot for depression so i would use a minimum of 5 filter you can also filter activity or herb. Here is the link http://curecrowd.Com/ailments/depression. ...Read more

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Is there treatment-resistant depression?

Is there treatment-resistant depression?

Yes: But the definition is usually failure of 2-3 different treatments. Treatment-resistant doesn't mean incurable. Very often people have gotten multiple antidepressant trials without much benefit, but they were all similar medications or too short trials. There are many strategies and combinations as well as ECT that often work when others fail. See my book, psychiatry in techno colors. ...Read more

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What is inpatient treatment for depression like?

What is inpatient treatment for depression like?

Possibilities: You will have your medications clarified and adjusted. You will also learn some coping skills for dealing with suicidal thoughts and talk with others. I wish you well. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for situational depression?

Treatment options: Talking with a therapist or psychologist may be helpful to assist you in identifying the issues that are precipitating the depression and helping you to find better more effective ways of coping with the depression. Change your situation if you can, rather than just looking for symptom relief. ...Read more

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What is considered treatment resistant depression?

What is considered treatment resistant depression?

Failure of one med: Treatment-resistant depression (TRD) typically refers to inadequate response to at least one antidepressant trial of adequate doses and duration. TRD is a relatively common occurrence in clinical practice, with up to 50% to 60% of the patients not achieving adequate response following antidepressant treatment. ...Read more

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