What resources are there for veterans in getting help with depression?

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Veterans with depression can seek help from several sources. Your family doctor can direct you to mental health specialists in your area. If you belong to a health maintenance organization (HMO), you can get a referral to a therapist. Community mental health centers, and departments of psychology and psychiatry at universities will have resources for depression sufferers. The Department of Veterans Affairs provides readjustment counseling to veterans at no cost at their Vet Centers. The VA also provides other social services that may help a veteran with depression, such as family counseling, outreach and education, and individual and group counseling.

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Depression Treatment

Depression Treatment

Because it is a multi-faceted condition, treatment for depression is multi-faceted as well. Minor depression can often be treated with therapy and a few simple lifestyle changes, while chronic or major depression treatment can req...

uire medication in addition to therapy. In some severe cases, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) may be used. It's important to work with your mental health professional to determine which course of treatment for your type of depression is most appropriate.
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