Yes, Depression is Treatable. The standard treatment is a combination therapy and antidepressant medication.
Treatment of depression is important due to the fact that it affects you first, your family, and your activities at work.
Successful treatment of endogenous depression is most likely to lead to complete recovery, whereas treatment directed simply at the reactive component can hardly be more then somewhat successful. The phrase ‘atypical depression’ has been used to describe a couple cases. It is only in the last 15 odd years that we have come to consider how oft-occurring depressive illness is. It’s thought that in general practise one may expect depressive illness that of every one thousand patients, 12 would come about as new cases each year. Older figures, usually hospital derived and hence making some allowance for milder cases, indicate that the presence of endogenous depression alone is two percent in women and one percent in men. It would be incorrect to indicate that depressive illness has become more common in the previous ten years; the much greater number of cases seen is a reflection of the fact that we have learned to comprehend its milder forms.
As soon as the diagnosis of depression is determined, 3 related decisions should be made: can the patient be treated by a general practitioner or ought the case be sent for specialist care, is hospital administration required or is the patient suicidal.
A great number of cases can be treated by a general practitioner and truly their numbers are such that there is no alternative. Immediate referral to a consultant psychiatrist or even a psychiatric hospital is normally wise if the patient has strong suicidal ideas or has attempted suicide. Delusionary ideas of guilt, severe agitation, obvious retardation ideas of unworthiness or guilt and intense loss of weight are other marks. Failure to respond to proper doses of one of the antidepressant prescriptions over a period of say three weeks also makes referral recommended.
The first treatment option is antidepressant medications which relieve the depression symptoms and makes it possible to take action to face your problems.
The medications available are:
- Tricyclic drugs
- Monoamine oxidase inhibitors
- SSRIs antidepressants
- Antipsychotic medication
- Antianxiety medication
Therapies can help you in recovering from depression.
- Talk Therapy
- Depression Light Therapy
- Electroconvulsive Therapy
- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
- Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy
Depression Herbal treatments
- St. John Wort
- Ginkgo Biloba
Depression Natural treatments
Depression Alternative treatment