Depression can be treated by physiotherapy, medication, or a combination of both. Let’s have a look at these options in detail.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is the therapy that is most commonly used to cure depression. It focuses on helping the patient identify negative thoughts causing this condition and practicing a positive attitude. The treatment plan usually includes 10 to 20 sessions. Other forms of therapy used to treat depression include:
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Interpersonal therapy
- Psychodynamic therapy
Many antidepressants can be used to cure depression. The most common type is referred to as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors [SSRIs], it includes Zoloft, Paxil, and Prozac. These medications have fewer side effects, so most doctors prefer to prescribe them. Other options include SNRIs and Tricyclic antidepressants.
The Bottom Line
Depression has led to many cases of substance abuse and suicides. If you or anyone you know suffers from depression, do not shy away from seeking or recommending mental health assistance. Contact us for help in diagnosing and treating depression.