The best treatments for Clinical Depression are treatments that work. There is a variety of treatment modalities that can effectively treat symptoms of Clinical Depression. Not every treatment will work for everyone. If you suspect that you or someone you know may be clinically depressed get help immediately. Your physician or local mental health agency can provide you with resources and possibly referrals to a psychiatrist or therapist.
Clinical Depression defined
Clinical depression is a noticeable sadness that is ongoing. Fatigue and mental sluggishness can also be noted as well as other symptoms. Left alone and untreated, some patients could potentially get worse. Clinical depression is treatable and most respond to treatments.
Psychotherapy is also known as talk therapy. Various areas of your life from childhood are explored to see how unresolved issues especially are affecting your life now. Relationships, feelings/emotions, and your over-all thinking pattern are evaluated. Strategies can be learned to turn negative thinking around and strengthen your recovery.
Medications usually in the form of anti-depressants are prescribed. These drugs work on the chemicals in the brain. The anti-depressant medications come with some very serious side effects not the least of which is suicidal thinking and possibly attempts. If you (or someone you know) are taking these medications and are feeling suicidal, get help immediately. This is unfortunately very true with children under the age of 21 who are on anti-depressants.
Alternative therapies such as Acupuncture, Acupressure, Reflexology, and Aroma Therapy are also effective and may be given in conjunction with another treatment modality.
Herbal supplements are not a new therapy. Ancient tribes and Shaman have been using herbs for centuries in tribal rituals and in healing. They were found to be very effective in treating many health conditions. A group of herbs that affect mood are blended with other nutritional substances in a precise formula to provide the most benefits possible. The best supplements will have gone through extensive testing including testing the metabolic path of the ingredients at the molecular level and the ingredients’ interaction is also examined.
This ensures the safety, potency, and efficacy of the supplement as well as letting you know you are getting what you think you are getting. Nothing that is not in the supplement appears on the label.
Treatments for Clinical Depression include drug therapy, psychotherapy, and alternative treatments such as Acupuncture or Aroma Therapy among others. Herbal supplements are available that have few to no side effects, are effective for many suffering with Depression, and safe. There is nothing artificial – no preservatives or additives. The advantages to herbal supplements are they are safe, effective, and without the serious side effects of some of the prescribed medications.