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I think i might have severe depression but i don't know what to do?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Your Dr can assess

for mood disorder & underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms.
Talking therapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is allows for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try >

In brief: Your Dr can assess

for mood disorder & underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms.
Talking therapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is allows for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try >
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
acupuncture, tai chi, qi gong, yoga or meditation.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Seek assistance

If someone thinks they have severe depression, the first step would be to see your primary care physician to rule out any medical cause, then the next step, if the depression is severe would likely be antidepressant medication and psychotherapy - the combination is often more effective than either alone.
The good news is that depression is very treatable in the vast majority of the ccases.

In brief: Seek assistance

If someone thinks they have severe depression, the first step would be to see your primary care physician to rule out any medical cause, then the next step, if the depression is severe would likely be antidepressant medication and psychotherapy - the combination is often more effective than either alone.
The good news is that depression is very treatable in the vast majority of the ccases.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
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