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Methods of Therapies to Combat Depression

Describe current methods of therapies designed to combat depression.

a. What are the pro's of these therapies
b. What are the con's of these therapies
2. What types of drugs are available for depression
a. What are the pro's of these drugs
b. What are the con's of these drugs

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1. Describe current methods of therapies designed to combat depression.

Psychotherapy (talk therapy) has been shown to be an effective treatment for clinical depression. However, it may not be enough to resolve severe depression, but does pay an essential role when used with other treatments, including medications.
There are various types of talk therapy, including:

? Cognitive therapy, behavioral therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy all focus on how the person's thoughts and behaviors that may contribute to depression. The therapist helps the client learn new ways to react to situations and challenge any preconceptions. The client and therapist develop concrete goals, and assigns 'homework' assignments, like keeping a journal or applying problem-solving techniques in particular situations.

? Interpersonal therapy focuses on how the clients' relationships with other people play a role in your depression. It focuses on practical issues. The client learns how to recognize unhealthy behaviors and change them.

? Psychodynamic therapy is a more traditional form of therapy. The client and therapist explore the roots of the person's depression, such as focusing especially on any traumas of childhood.

? Individual counseling is a one-on-one session with a professional therapist -- who might be a PhD, DSci, CSW, NP, or PA -- with experience in treating depression and ...

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By addressing the questions, this solution describes current methods of therapies designed to combat depression, as well as the various outcomes of certain treatments.

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