Can people be permanently cured of major depression?

Controlled not cured. Like most illnesses--diabetes thyroid disease hypertension the symptoms are controlled not cured.
Possibly. A better question is can it be successfully treated? One would have to live a lifetime to say they were permanently cured of depression. I believe there is always a risk of relapse. Common wisdom is one depression leads to a 50% chance of another, two a 75% chance and three a 90% chance for more depression. I have seen almost every other possibility in my 40 years of practice.
Depression. Phases of treatment are; acute phase, maintenance phase, recovery phase. Depressed person can remain in the recovery phase for years without relapse, as long as they continue therapy.

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If you are cured of major depression will your sleep cycles and thought processes clear up, or can these be permanent?

Symptoms clear. With successful treatment of major depression, your symptoms should clear (including sleep cycles and thought processes). If you still have some symptoms, your recovery is only partial. Some people relapse when medications are stopped too soon. Also in a significant portion of patients, the condition can recur even after successful treatment. Read more...
Maybe. Ongoing sleep disturbances and negativet hinking may be signs of incomplete treatment of your depressive episode. However, if your clinical depression is truly in remission, you may have a separate condition of insomnia. Without sufficient sleep it is tough to think clearly without being irritable. Talk with your psychiatrist to tease this out further. Read more...
Depression. Sleep disturbance can be a symptom of mdd/o and usually can get better when the depression is treated and it can have other causes . Try sleep hygiene and if no success u can discuss this with u pcp. Read more...

How do I cure major depression without anti-depressants?

Talk therapy or wait. Not sure why you are so opposed to antidepressants; they can be remarkably effective. However, several types of talk therapies (cbt, dbt, interpersonal therapy) have been shown to be at least equally as effective. Also, the natural course of depression is that eventually it will go away, although this may take months to years. Doing nothing usually is tempting but not a good idea. Seek help. Read more...
Many options. Except for severe major depression, generally, psychotherapy alone is just as effective as antidepressants alone. Though other non-pharmacological options (e.g. Light therapy, aerobic exercise, epa, etc) have been found to have efficacy, studies that support their use are generally neither as numerous, nor have as many subjects as those regarding psychotherapy. Read more...

I have been diagnosed with major depression and recently I have been feeling happy with out my anti-depressants. Am I "cured"?

Discuss with your. Psychiatrist. Conditions may be in remission and may get exacerbated with life stressors. Read more...
No. may have resolved an episode of depression but if you were diagnosed with depression you probably have that diagnosis for life unless it was only situational depression. You can have periods without medications but if you recognize new symptoms then it is important to see your health care provider. Read more...

Diagnosed with abnormal grief, major depression and anorexia does this make me a really bad person and don't deserve help is it possible to cure alone?

No, not bad person. No, these problems do not make you a bad person who doesn't deserve help. It sounds like you also need to be working with a psychiatrist in addition to a psychologist and nutritionist, for best results. Trying to cure your problems alone is not the answer, but you can do many good things for yourself along with treatment. Medications for depression can help many people -- possibly you too. Read more...
Bad Person? NO! Having a psychological diagnosis doesn't make somebody a bad person any more than a medical diagnosis does. Is somebody with a strep throat a bad person? Of course not! approximately half the population will be in psychotherapy at some point in their lives. Major depression and anorexia are serious psychological problems that have a fairly high morbidity rate. Get thee to a good psychologist. Read more...