However the client should be aware of the treatment options so that he /she can discuss with the consultant. Broadly speaking, the treatment of depression rests on two factors Medication, and Psychotherapy or Counselling.
- Medication is required for moderate and severe depressive disorder cases.
- Counseling and psychotherapy serves as an edge in treating depression and need to be started simultaneously along with medicines.
- You should continue the full course of psychotherapy even if you are feeling better to prevent a relapse.
- Suddenly stopping antidepressants can precipitate a relapse. Medication needs be tapered gradually under your doctor’s supervision.