Depression Treatment Options
Treatment of depression comes in many forms and often depends on the individual and their symptoms. Commonly, treatment options combine medication and therapy. Mental health professionals can evaluate symptoms to determine a specialized treatment plan.
Medications like antidepressants or SSRIs provide serotonin to those with low amounts in their system. While these medications often reduce physical symptoms, they may have side effects of their own.
Medication may help with physical symptoms, but alone they cannot treat depression; counseling aids in the long-term issues associated with a mental disorder. Types of therapy that are used in the treatment of depression include psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), psychiatry, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) — to name a few.
Hope For a Better Tomorrow with Meridian
Meridian HealthCare has been helping people with mental conditions like depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse disorder, and more for decades.
If you or a loved one is struggling with depression, Meridian is just a phone call away. When you’re ready, so are we!
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*Call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 if this is an emergency.