Traditional treatments for depression are medications. Anti-depressants are used to suppress the symptoms of depression such as low moods and negative thoughts. These medications must be prescribed by a physician because they are often quite powerful and can have side-effects such as sleep issues, sexual problems or nausea. It is also important to find the right medication for you – not everyone responds similarly to the same medications.
I remember talking to a friend once over coffee. She talked openly about her depression and how she was taking antidepressants. I asked her how this was working out. She told me that she felt better but had lost all interest in sex. But then she added that it wasn't some big change as she didn't feel much like having sex when she was…