As with most things in life, depression treatment and its effectiveness really depend on the individual. Having said that, it is widely regarded in the medical industry that the best treatment for depression includes psychological treatment and medication.
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Whatever the cause of depression, both psychological treatments and medications help to relieve the main symptoms.
It is best if a person with depression works together with their doctor or mental health professional, to find the treatment that is right for them.
Some people respond well to psychological treatments, while others respond better to medications.
While some people may only need psychological, "talking" treatment, other people (me included!), require BOTH psychological treatment and medication.
A word of caution: I am not saying that every person who has depression should take medication. For now what I would like to share with you, are my experiences with depression medication, that I have used to treat my depression.
Before we get into the effectiveness of depression medication, I think that it would be helpful to outline exactly what medications are used to treat depression.
Medications Used To Treat Depression
The most common medications to treat someone with depression are anti-depressants.
So what are anti-depressants?
They are medications that are designed to reduce or relieve the effects of depression.