Depression Treatment

Depression treatment brings back what's necessary to deal with anxiety disorder. What's more, there's enough variety to suit your nature. Do you know which ones they are?

Motivation and energy are major players to help reduce symptoms of anxiety disorder. You're interested in getting better. And, have the drive to keep at it.

But,...depression sabotages best intentions.

No wonder...

Brain chemicals are out of whack. Thinking is warped. And, you're so tired, you can't move.

Best bet to get your mojo back? Seek help.

With that said...

Depression treatment takes time before you feel a difference.

  • It might take several tries at different medication, then dose adjusting, to notice a change. 
  • Therapy results don't happen overnight.
  • Lifestyle changes need experimenting. Till you find what feels right.  


Rare is the med that works first time around. One may do wonders. Such as, depression medication for better sleep. Or, be a total disaster.

The trick?

Give the medicine time for effects to kick in. Look for a change in mood. And, acceptable side effects.

Keep a journal with dates and times. Jot down what you feel and when. So you won't forget details...Bring the book to doctor's appointments.

Note-taking can reward big time. Dosages are fine-tuned.  Or, medication changed. Even take the mystery out of juggling drug combos, involving migraine medications.

In any case,...

  • Don't give up too fast.
  • Dosage needs to be strong enough to work. 
  • General physicians, sometimes, under-dose. They may be cautious. Or, don't know enough about the drugs you really need. Get a second opinion when you're not happy with results.

Therapy as Depression Treatment

Psychotherapy's exceptional advantage are the confidence-builders you get to keep...forever.

Depression Treatment Infograph

It's just the  start...

  • Chances of sinking again into depression, drop.
  • You understand yourself better.
  • Become very good at picking up what sets off low mood. And, manage the triggers.


Cognitive Therapy

Helps identify tortured thinking. Fearful thoughts in phobia come to mind.


  • Beliefs that don't make sense.
  • Hardened attitudes that don't solve problems and failure.
  • Bleak self-criticism. 

CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cbt is designed to help you control depression symptoms. And does well, when combined with medication.

The approach may not like the situation you're in. But, you can change how you think and behave to feel better.


  • Not everyone wants to learn or change. So,...
  • Commitment during therapy is super important.

Interpersonal Therapy

  • Works faster.
  • Is shorter, goal-oriented. 
  • Effective for dealing with depression. 

Here's the rub,...

You may want to give up. But, go to one more appointment. See how it plays out.


Enough sessions are needed for new coping skills, to stick.

Psychodynamic Therapy

  • Looks at your defense you 'protect' yourself.
  • Digs out hidden motivations.
  • Helps you understand the root of your depression. 

Process-Experiential Therapy

  • Focuses on emotions rather than thinking.
  • Helps you figure them out quickly.
  • Deal with them in positive ways.

Group Therapy

  • Get tips on how to feel better. And, share your own, too. 
  • See, through others, what depression does to your life.
  • Feel validated, the symptoms you have, are not your imagination.
  • Won't feel so alone.

Family Therapy

  • Encourages your family to understand what you're going through.
  • Work through misunderstandings.
  • Inspires family to to help you.

One more therapy worth exploring...

It's focus is to prevent relapse. By improving your quality of life. Instead of just being symptom-free. Check out How Well-Being Therapy Works to know more.

Alternative Therapies

You may itch to try what's different. These may be of interest...

  • Acupuncture or acupressure.
  • Biofeedback.
  • Emotional Freedom Technique – EFT. 
  • Light therapy.
  • Aromatherapy.

For depression treatment to have the effect you crave for, the idea is not to get overwhelmed. Or, do too much, too fast. It's time to rest, regroup, re-energize. Are you ready to get better?

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