Getting help for depression can be confusing and overwhelming. There are many different therapies and it can be hard to know what is best.
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Here are 3 things to think about for getting help for depression
Research will say what works
Measure to see if it works
Research says certain therapies work better than others. The one that seems to be the most effective is CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). This is what I do best. As a therapist I have used this approach in my own life. My wife and my daughter have had major problems with depression. CBT has worked for the hundreds of people I have taught it to over the years. The research supports this. Proof is in the pudding they say. I know this works because it has helped the people I love the most!
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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 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.