Depression has a variety of contributing factors, and symptoms can vary from person to person. Not only that but the age of a person will be a determining factor as well for the proper treatment procedure. It can be a difficult illness to treat since individuals generally don’t have the energy or sometimes even the drive to deal with it. There are countless treatment options available, from drugs to counseling to different types of therapy. With the help and guidance of a psychologist, the right treatment option can be determined to meet the needs of the patient.
Various Depression Treatment Options
Supportive Counseling—through the help of a licensed counselor or psychologist, counseling helps to ease the pain of depression by addressing feelings of hopelessness and helplessness that accompany depression.
Cognitive Therapy—helps to address the ways in which an individual thinks and feels about the circumstances of life by changing the pessimistic ideas, unrealistic expectations, and overly critical self-evaluations that create depression and sustain it. It helps with the realization that not all life’s problems are critical but simply minor. Individuals set and develop positive life goals and a more positive self-assessment. Cognitive thinking and therapy help to address, more specifically, these areas in a person’s life:
- Evaluation of life experiences
- Automatic thoughts
- Irrational ideas and beliefs
- Overgeneralizing or catastrophizing
- Cognitive distortions
- Pessimistic thinking
Problem Solving Therapy—changes and addresses the areas of a person’s life that are creating significant stress and contributing to the depression. May be paired with behavioral therapy to help develop stronger coping skills or interpersonal therapy to assist in solving relationship problems.
Medication Treatment for Depression—often the first line of defense in dealing with depression symptoms. Medications can help to relieve symptoms of depression which then make it easier to face tougher personal issues prohibiting an individual to have the drive to overcome depression.
Herbal Treatments—these have fewer side effects and studies show that they help in the long-term treatment of moderate depression.
- St. John’s Wort
- 5HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan)
- Ginkgo Biloba
Natural Treatment for Depression—various means of exercise and meditation can be help to bring clarity and focus to the mind in the midst of confusion and anxiety, typical contributors to depression. Examples of these may include:
- Exercise or yoga
- Clarocet NRI
Alternative Treatment Options—these alternative methods help to address the contributing factors to depression in different ways by bringing balance and harmony to the lifestyle of the patient. There are many available, and some may include:
- Nutritional diet plan
Depression Treatment Help
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