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I have been dealing with depression triggered by a relationship that I recently ruined. Is medicine or counseling better?

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Dr. Theresa Redling
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Both

If depression is situational, then counceling maybe effective alone.
However if there is any thoughts of suicide, there has been a prolonged period of depression or it affects your qulaity of life or any other medical issues- you need to see a physician to start medication. Of course if there is suicidal ideation with a plan, you need to get help immediately.

In brief: Both

If depression is situational, then counceling maybe effective alone.
However if there is any thoughts of suicide, there has been a prolonged period of depression or it affects your qulaity of life or any other medical issues- you need to see a physician to start medication. Of course if there is suicidal ideation with a plan, you need to get help immediately.
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: The combination

Of the 2 is the gold standard of treatment.

In brief: The combination

Of the 2 is the gold standard of treatment.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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