Treatment interventions for a depressive disorder may largely depend on the severity and pattern of depressive episodes.
Healthcare providers may consider treatments such as behavioral activation, cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and antidepressant medication. Additional psychological treatment options include individual (or group) face-to-face talk therapy.
Antidepressants - Doctors often begin treatment by prescribing selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). They are considered safe with lower chances of side effects. Many different types of antidepressant medication can be prescribed depending on your specific symptoms and response to past treatments. . Finding the right medication is an individualized process based on your symptoms, response to medication, and sensitivity to side effects. Understanding your unique history is integral to identifying the treatment options that work for you.
Psychotherapy – Also known as talk therapy, psychotherapy options can be effective for treating depression. They may focus on recharging your self-confidence, which was stripped away due to your condition, and help you feel in better control of your life.
Alternative therapies – The list of treatment options that have proven to be successful is constantly evolving. Combination treatment, including both medications and psychotherapy, lifestyle modifications, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), and many more technologies and therapies, may be viable options for you.
At Options MD, our authoritative and skilled clinical team members research and review the most groundbreaking and experimental therapies for depressive disorders available in the world today. And you have access to all this research and skill when you choose Options MD to be your partner in this journey.