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Treatment for Depression - VHL HealthSheet #AA25747_VA
Depression can be treated in various ways.
Exams and Tests for Depression - VHL HealthSheet #AA25735_VA
Depression may be diagnosed when you talk with your healthcare provider.
Therapy for Depression - VHL HealthSheet #UG5179_VA
Counseling and psychotherapy are important treatments for depression.
Other Treatments for Depression - VHL HealthSheet #AA25844_VA
There are other treatments for depression available. They include brain stimulation and complementary therapies.
Medicines for Depression - VHL HealthSheet #AA25805_VA
Antidepressant medicines may improve or completely relieve the symptoms of depression.
Deciding on Antidepressant Medicine - VHL HealthSheet #UG5122_VA
If you will be taking medicine for depression, talk with your healthcare provider.
Electroconvulsive Therapy for Severe Depression - VHL HealthSheet #TY1541_VA
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a procedure that is used to treat severe depression.
Medicines and Other Substances That Can Cause Symptoms of Depression - VHL HealthSheet #AA57963_VA
Many medicines and other substances can cause changes in how we feel.
Medicine for Depression: Tricyclic and Tetracyclic Antidepressants - VHL HealthSheet #HW29398_VA
These medicines are used to help the symptoms of major depression. They may be used when other types of antidepressants do not work.
Medicine for Depression: MAOIs - VHL HealthSheet #HW29535_VA
These medicines balance certain brain chemicals called neurotransmitters by blocking monoamine oxidase.
Medicine for Depression: SSRIs - VHL HealthSheet #HW29716_VA
SSRIs work as well for depression as other types of antidepressants, but they often have less severe side effects.
Other Antidepressants for Depression - VHL HealthSheet #HW29806_VA
There are other antidepressant medicines available to treat depression. All these antidepressants are pills taken by mouth.
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