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Depression: Treatment


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Depression can be treated with psychotherapy or anti-depressant medications, or a combination of the two. While both work in most cases, drugs work faster. The two can also be combined.

Side effects of anti-depressants such as low sex drive can be remedied with other drugs.

Treatments are often determined by factors such as the doctor's training, your insurance, and your economic situation. There are steps to take to determine which therapy is best for you.

There are many sources of treatment. To maximize a diagnostic examination, it is helpful to know the questions you are likely to be asked.

There are separate considerations to think about before agreeing to treatment if you have Cancer or HIV/AIDS.

For information about what you can do about depression in addition to treatment, click here.

NOTE: If you have treatment resistant depression, the Mayo Clinic provides suggestions. Click here offsite link.

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