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Treatment options available for a person suffering with Depression

BY: Deena David | Category: Health and Fitness | Post Date: 2009-11-28
 



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A person who is depressed may have either severe depression or a mild kind of depression. The treatment of the depression depends on the severity of the depression in the person. This article gives a few ideas to treat the depressed person. In some people, it may be even difficult to identify the presence of depression because they may be able to mask it. In others, it may be very obvious that they have depression.

The treatment options available for depression is varied and wide, but the mainstay of treatment is counseling for the person affected by depression. There may be various causes for the depression and the treatment should be aimed at the cause and trying to solve the problems of the individual so that the cause is gone. Once the cause of the depression is gone, then the effect of the cause which is the depression will also disappear.

The usual causes of depression include:

1. Work pressures
2. Family problems
3. Financial worries
4. Sexual problems
5. Diseases
6. Other problems that are related to the above.

Treatment options available for the depression:

1. Counseling:


The person who has suffered from a depression will have various symptoms. The person will not communicate too much and will be reserved. The blood pressure may increase too. To reduce this the person needs to first talk to another person to be able to reduce the level of depression to manageable levels. The person should have counseling sessions immediately. This will help the person to talk out all their worries and then the person may be less depressed. The counselor needs to be a patient listener and try to get the affected person to voice all their problems. This will make the person affected by depression to be at peace.

2. Medication:

Anti depressants are also very important for the person suffering from depression. This will make the person to have more sleep and this can reduce the stress levels and also the blood pressure. The person will also be able to decrease the depression with good sleep.

3. Sedatives:

Though this is part of the medication, sedatives are given to people who are more affected by depression. Some people who are affected by depression will not be able to adjust and may also be suicidal and sedatives can make the person feel better. This is the reason for sedatives being given to the people who suffer from depression.

4. Laughter therapy:

This is a new technique that is being used by many people. A person can be told jokes or just may join a laughing club and the laughing elates the person and it is a wonderful antidote for depression.

These are the various treatment options available for a person who is in depression. Adequate care is necessary for the person to be able to overcome the depression and also top lead a life that is filled with joy. If adequate and prompt treatment is not provided, then the person may end up becoming suicidal or being affected more than what can be rectified.

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About Author / Additional Info: I have completed my Masters Degree in Paediatric Nursing. I am a writer with a passion for writing. I have been writing for some blogs and other sites. Comments are welcome at the following e mail address: deenaanddavid@gmail.com

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Thanks for the post! Deep breathing exercises are excellent for anxiety and many people report positive results from meditation. Some other natural anxiety remedies to look into are St.John`s Wort, SAMe, L-Theanine, and Tryptophan.
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