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DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Getting help for depression can be confusing and overwhelming. There are many different therapies and it can be hard to know what is best.  Let’s make this less complicated. The light will shine!

Here are 3 things to think about for getting help for depression

  • Research will say what works
  • Measure to see if it works
  • Time heals

Research says certain therapies work better than others. The one that seems to be the most effective is CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). CBT for anxiety and depression helps you to deal with your emotions by finding clarity in your thinking process, which helps you to make lasting changes to your moods. Hundreds of studies by research psychologists and psychiatrists make it clear why CBT has become the preferred treatment for conditions.

Measure all treatment you do. Do a depression test 3 weeks before you start any treatment. This is true for medications but it is also true for talk therapy. We can not know what works if we do not measure it. I worked with many different psychiatrists over the years. The ones that saw the best results were the ones that measured every treatment they did.

Time heals us. We need to be systematic in getting help for depression. Meds take time to work. Talk therapy can not heal years of wounds in a few weeks. We need to know that depression may be a lifelong issue on and off. It is not a short term fix. Sure if you have situational issues things can get better in a shorter time. We need to take the time to heal. We need to give ourselves the time to heal. 

Depression is NOT YOUR FAULT. It is not a weakness or a flaw in your character it is a medical condition that takes time to heal.