Psychologist Questions Depression

How do you treat major depressive disorder?

I am 39 years old male and I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder. How do you treat major depressive disorder?

4 Answers

Counseling combined with medication is often recommended for the treatment of major depressive disorder.
Hello,

The usual treatment consists of antidepressant medications, an adjuvant medications if needed, and psychotherapy.

Victor M. Santiago Noa, MD, Psychiatrist
Having a professional talk therapy with you over and over until you can help your self. Doing mental exercises and homework the therapist might give you to start helping your self and moving forward.
Typically these guidelines are followed:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20371031