Treatment for depression will depend on the type of depression diagnosed and the symptoms and impact of the condition.

Commonly, treatment for depression can involve a combination of psychological therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes.

Psychological therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and other evidence-based therapies, have been shown to be effective in treating depressive disorders. The overall goals of psychological treatment will be to understand and better manage the symptoms and their impact, strengthen coping strategies, improve functioning and overall wellbeing. Treatment may be individual or in a group.

Your GP or other medical professional such as a Psychiatrist may recommend medication to help with reducing the severity of some symptoms and the medical practitioner will monitor the changes over time with you.    

Lifestyle changes can help with problems such as poor sleep, appetite, tension, and overall sense of wellbeing. 

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