What Are the
Treatment Options for Depression?
It is highly advised for patients to seek depression treatment soon after getting diagnosed. Treatment options include:
A psychiatrist will evaluate a patient's need for medication. They will prescribe medication such as antidepressants. They will ensure that their patients properly take medications until symptoms improve.
Also known as talk therapy, psychotherapy is a form of counseling that enhances a patient's thoughts and behaviors. Psychiatrists use cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT to manage depression.
For medication, patients often see progress in the first several weeks. It usually takes two or three months for antidepressants to take full effect. Psychotherapy can take 10 – 15 sessions before a patient sees significant improvement. The length of treatment may vary depending on the severity of the condition.
Treatment Options for Depression
If you are suffering from depression, seek help from our team at Saint Sophie's Psychiatric Center.
Our counselors’ and
psychiatrist's dedication to managing and treating depression is unmatched. To learn more about how we can help,
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(701) 365-4488 today.
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