How to treat depression ?

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@baymax Sir, How to treat depression ?

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There are many treatment methods for depression, including drug treatment, psychological treatment, exercise therapy, diet regulation, social support, self-management, and traditional Chinese medicine treatment.

1.Drug treatment: Antidepressants are one of the main treatments for depression. Common antidepressants include SSRI, SNRI, and tricyclic antidepressants. However, they need to be used under the guidance of a doctor.

2.Psychological treatment: Psychological treatment is one of the main treatments for depression, including cognitive behavior therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, psychodynamic therapy, etc., which can help patients actively face their illness and accept treatment.

3.Exercise therapy: Appropriate exercise can promote physical health and also help alleviate depression symptoms, such as walking, jogging, yoga, etc.

4.Diet regulation: maintain health and also help alleviate depression symptoms, such as eating more foods rich in vitamin B, D, Omega-3 fatty acids, etc.

5.Social support: Establish a positive and healthy social circle, seek support and help, communicate with family members, friends, psychologists, etc.

6.Self-management: Learn to manage their emotions and behavior, maintain an optimistic attitude, avoid negative thinking and behavior, maintain good sleep and habits.

7.Traditional Chinese medicine treatment: Traditional Chinese medicine also has a certain therapeutic effect on depression, such as acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine.

It should be noted that treating depression requires time, patience, and sustained effort and should not be given up easily. In addition, once patients start taking medication, they should also be aware that they cannot stop the medication arbitrarily because the treatment needs to be continuous. If the medication is stopped before the illness has recovered completely, there may be a relapse or even a worsening of the condition.