What kinds of treatment are there for veterans with depression?

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Veterans with depression can be treated with medication, therapy, or -- ideally -- a combination of the two. Your symptoms will improve faster and stay away longer when you combine antidepressants with talk therapy. Medication is usually prescribed early on in treatment and is continued during the maintenance phase to keep you from relapsing. There are different kinds of therapy, but all of them use communication as the primary tool for working through painful thoughts and memories, to ultimately change your feelings and behavior.

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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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