Depression is treated by first being diagnosed with depression by your physcian and then treated with medication and/or psychotherapy (counselling).
As with all illnesses the earlier treatment begins the more success rate for recovery you will have.
AnswerDepression has many causes and any number of things might help. Your first port of call should be your doctor, who will prescribe medication. Unfortunately most anti-depressants take 2 -4 weeks to work, so you must be prepared for that. If you don't feel any better with one medication, there are many more that can be tried until you find one that's really effective. It has been shown that the best results are often obtained by a combination of medication and counselling, though you need to get the depression under control a little to benefit from counselling fully. Good luck!
AnswerExcellent post by the former poster.
Yes, please see your doctor and don't be afraid to ask about a drug your doctor will prescribe to you for your depression. Some drugs have side effects that you should be made aware of.
Depression is greatly misunderstood. There can be reasons in your life such as death of a loved one, trauma of any sort in your life, but it is also proven it is genetic in some cases. Check out your family background.
Medications for depression can even take up to 6 weeks to work and also don't feel bad, you may not have to take these medications for the rest of your life. These medications are meant to balance the brain chemistry. Some people will take them once and never have to take them again, while others may have to take them off and on the rest of their lives. It is not your fault.
Cognative Therapy is a great thing to learn (I have learned it myself.) It teaches you to take a bad situation and make it work for you. EXAMPLE: I lost a good job and I don't know what I'm going to do. Cognative Therapy would have you say, "OK, I've lost a good job. What did I do wrong if anything. Bad boss or co-worker was responsible. Well, I can't do much about it now, so I'm hitting the pavement and I'll find just as good a job or even a better one." It works!
It never hurts to have a "tune-up" by a psychologist. Going through life is like running a gauntlet, so, check yourself out and be sure you are not hiding things that hurt you and that you are dealing with them. We all have something in our lives that bother us.
Don't be afraid. Depression is getting worse in society now because of every day competitive pressure. This does not mean you won't have a quality of life. You certainly will. Everyone experiences depression in their lives off and on, but when it lasts a month or more it is best to see your doctor and go from there.
What is the best solution for treating depression?
AnswerI agree with Bothe the previous posts. Your first stop is your doctor. There are three possible ways to treat depression: medication, psychotherapy, and bibleotherapy. A mixture of those three methods, two of them or sometimes one can very much be the cure for your depression!
When you admit you might be depressed you have concurred the first hurdle. Remember that learning how to deal with depression is not a quick fix. It did not happen over night and it won't fix overnight. Rely on family and friends as a network of support. Please follow thruogh with any and all treatment options until you find one that works. Depression is a very real disease. Cancer is taken seriously ...as should Depression