Psychotherapy, also known simply as therapy, is a common treatment for depression. Therapy may be used to treat depression on its own or in combination with antidepressant medications.
What does it involve?
Therapy sessions involve interacting with a trained and licensed mental health professional. Therapy can be short-term, involving a few sessions, or long-term, lasting over months or years.
Therapy can be one-on-one with a therapist, or involve a group (group therapy), a relationship partner (couples therapy), or family (family therapy). Therapy involving others can add an element of social support as well as education for partners or family members about depre... read more