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What is the best way to treat depression?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Two ways

The two primary forms of treatment for major depression are antidepressant medications and psychotherapy (talk therapy).
Being depressed or having a low mood may or may not fulfill our diagnostic criteria for major depression. There are different forms of depression as well. I suggest starting by seeing your local medical doctor as there are some common physical problems which can cause low moods.

In brief: Two ways

The two primary forms of treatment for major depression are antidepressant medications and psychotherapy (talk therapy).
Being depressed or having a low mood may or may not fulfill our diagnostic criteria for major depression. There are different forms of depression as well. I suggest starting by seeing your local medical doctor as there are some common physical problems which can cause low moods.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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