Depression is condition of mood and antipathy to activity which affect the behaviour, feeling and sense of wellbeing. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. Depression is of different types; Persistent depressive disorder (also called dysthymia), perinatal depression, psychotic depression, seasonal affective disorder and Bipolar disorder. Treatment of depression can involve a number of aspects, each of which can be tailored to your individual need. Medication, talking therapies psychoeducation and complementary therapies such as counselling can be effective. In medication, antidepressants are prescribed by doctor and in talking therapies; supportive counselling is a treatment for milder forms of depression, where it is as effective as antidepressant medication. More specific therapies e.g. cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) can be effective for more significant depression.
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