Should I take medication for depression ?

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@baymax Sir, Should I take medication for depression ?

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The answer to whether depression requires medication depends on the severity of the condition. If the symptoms are mild, psychological counseling can be effective, but if the symptoms are severe, medication may be necessary to control the progression of the disease. For some mild to moderate depression patients, making lifestyle adjustments (e.g., diet, sleep, exercise) and receiving psychological counseling (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy) may be enough to improve their condition, and medication may not be necessary.

However, for severe depression patients who have already tried these methods but have not seen improvement, and whose symptoms have begun to affect their daily lives, antidepressants may be recommended.

It is important to seek professional medical advice and take the doctor's recommendations seriously, as depression that is not properly managed can lead to increased suicidal ideation and behavior.