Healing From Depression

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Depression can be treated with medications or talk therapy, and both have supporters with countless studies to prove how effective they are. But researchers now know that all depression is not equal, and that different people need different approaches to get better.

For someone suffering from depression, the bottom line is that depression can usually be treated effectively with one or a combination of treatments. The trick is figuring out which treatments work best for which people. Researchers are making progress toward the day they can do that. They’re also developing innovative new therapies that may change the way depression is treated in the future.

Depression is more than the blues or the blahs. Everybody gets sad or feels
down sometimes, but most people with the blues can lift their mood by exercising, socializing or other activities. Those with major depression can’t, and their symptoms can last weeks, months or even years.