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More than 25 million adults are affected with depression, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
The most common treatments people undergo for depression are prescription medications called antidepressants and non-drug treatments called psychotherapy, or “talk therapy.”
A recent study, published in the medical journal PLOS Medicine, has found that all seven forms of psychotherapy have been shown to help people with depression in one way or another.
Psychotherapy is a non-drug approach to the treatment of depression. Following are the seven different types of approaches:
When undergoing treatment for depression, it is important to discuss with your healthcare practitioner the role of non-drug treatments such as psychotherapy. For some, depression can be treated with just psychotherapy. For others, a combination of psychotherapy and medication may be the best approach. It is important to know that treatment should be individualized.
Sources: National Alliance on Mental Illness and PLOS Medicine
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