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Do you believe medication is always required in cases of major depression?  if not, what 3-5 behavioral changes are key to managing depression?

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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine
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In brief: Depends

If you have a psychologist or therapist trained in cognitive behavior therapy (cbt), that is the first place to start.
Other interventions such as diet, exercise, meditation, yoga, omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil) can help. Dr. Andrew weil's new book " spontaneous happiness" is a good resource.

In brief: Depends

If you have a psychologist or therapist trained in cognitive behavior therapy (cbt), that is the first place to start.
Other interventions such as diet, exercise, meditation, yoga, omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil) can help. Dr. Andrew weil's new book " spontaneous happiness" is a good resource.
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Dr. Arman Danielyan
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Depression treatment

It depends.
Some studies showed that mild to moderate depression is best treated by psychotherapy, whereas the best treatment option for severe depression is medications. What i think most researchers agree on is that tho combination of medications with therapy works the best. Among therapies, the cognitive behavioral therapy has the largest evidence base.

In brief: Depression treatment

It depends.
Some studies showed that mild to moderate depression is best treated by psychotherapy, whereas the best treatment option for severe depression is medications. What i think most researchers agree on is that tho combination of medications with therapy works the best. Among therapies, the cognitive behavioral therapy has the largest evidence base.
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