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How is depression treated?

There are many different ways to treat depression. Treatment may involve a combination of medication, psychotherapy and self-care treatments. Psychotherapy may involve meeting regularly with a therapist to discuss your thoughts and feelings, and teach you how to think more positively about yourself and your situation. Depression may sometimes be treated with medications, called antidepressants, which restore the balance of chemicals in the brain that control mood.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 27 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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