Your Treatment Options

There are many types of treatment that can help alleviate the symptoms of depression. Two-thirds of people living with the condition never seek treatment, even though 80 percent of all people with clinical depression who seek treatment do see improvement within a matter of weeks. Not all treatments will work for everyone. Your doctor can help determine which method or methods are right for you.

Typical depression treatments involve medications, therapy, exercise, lifestyle changes, and, typically as a last resort, medical procedures. 

Exercise, Depression, and the Brain

Exercise is often the first thing your doctor will recommend to help your depression. Learn how exercise positively affects brain chemistry.

Drugs and Medications

Drug therapy is typically used for most depression patients. Learn about the different types of antidepressants on the market.

Your Therapeutic Hobby: Baking

Learn how to harness your inner baker and what it can do for your stress level.

A Dose of Gratitude: How Being Thankful Can Keep You Healthy

Growing research on gratitude shows that the more thankful people are, the happier they are. Learn why and how to practice daily acts of thanks.

Connect With Clinical Trials for Depression

Clinical trials are used to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of new medications and treatment devices. Your participation may help with depression research, and lead to medical treatment breakthroughs.

Beating Depression Naturally

Some people prefer to treat their health problems naturally. Learn about different, all-natural ways to help your depression.

Sunlight: A Natural Way to Fight the Blues

When you're in the grips of depression, letting in a little sunlight can help lift your mood and improve your health.

The Importance of Mental Fitness

Mental dexterity is as important as physical dexterity. Learn some exercises for the mind that will help keep your brain balanced.

Tips to Break Free of the Winter Blues

You’re more sensitive to your environment than you may think. As temperatures drop, spirits often do, too. Be proactive this winter and prevent SAD before first snowfall.

Giving Back to Help Yourself: The Rewards of Volunteering

Not only does volunteering benefit the cause, but by it also makes you feel better about yourself. You can work volunteering into even the busiest schedule.