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What is a possible way to treat depression?
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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Medicine & therapy
Fortunately, there are a variety effective treatments for depression.
The standard treatment includes medication, and/or psychotherapy (cognitive-behavioral therapy). These approaches have been demonstrated to be effective. There are also various brain stimulation therapies (electroconvulsive therapy is the most researched stimulation therapy and has the longest history of use). Ask your doctor.

In brief: Medicine & therapy
Fortunately, there are a variety effective treatments for depression.
The standard treatment includes medication, and/or psychotherapy (cognitive-behavioral therapy). These approaches have been demonstrated to be effective. There are also various brain stimulation therapies (electroconvulsive therapy is the most researched stimulation therapy and has the longest history of use). Ask your doctor.
Dr. Lawrence Smith
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Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: A comment
Dr smith's answer is essentially correct, i would just add that sometimes group therapy can be a useful additon, or jioning a support group can help too.

In brief: A comment
Dr smith's answer is essentially correct, i would just add that sometimes group therapy can be a useful additon, or jioning a support group can help too.
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Great addition, Dr. Nehrer! In a meta-analysis of the effectiveness of group psychotherapy in the treatment of depression, McDermut et al. (2001) showed that 43 out of 48 studies showed statistically significant reductions in depressive symptoms after group psychotherapy. And, 9 out of 48 studies showed no difference between the group and individual therapy. So, groups can be good!
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Therapy?
Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as dysthymia is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room.

In brief: Therapy?
Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as dysthymia is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room.
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