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Treatment

Treatment options for depression are extremely varied. Your treatment plan might include medication, various forms of therapy and lifestyle changes. Our guide will give you an idea of what different treatment plans will offer.

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  • Medication
    Your doctor will likely prescribe medication as part of your treatment plan. Get the basics about depression medications here.
  • Therapy
    Psychotherapy often plays a role in treatment for depression. Learn about various types of psychotherapy with this guide.
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