Many psychiatrists believe in the "biopsychosocial" way of medical care - analyzing how all aspects of an individual's life play into his or her current mood
Based on the doctor's initial evaluation, there are many options to treat depression
, such as medication, group therapy, and one-on-one counseling
. A patient should talk (with the psychiatrist) about his own goals from undergoing therapy.
Answer assisted by Rishi Kumar, Medical Student