Depression Therapy

Depression treatments are broadly divided into two, one is psychotherapy and other is medication. Psychotherapy works slow and steadily without any side effects. On the other hand medication treats fast but have some side effects like insomnia or excessive of sleep etc. Period of psychotherapy could vary according to your depression stage and depression therapy's effect.

Types Of Depression Therapies

Psychotherapy is the depression therapy in which, trained professionals come in contact with patients in therapy sessions, try to understand their problems and help them. These patients have depression and mental illness which could be controlled with the help of depression therapy. The process of depression therapy involves therapist and patient sitting in a room discussing; this is often called "Talk Therapy". Usually therapist first observes the depression symptoms and then assigns the most suitable depression therapy and psychotherapy format.

There are various types of depression therapies which help patient in many ways. Every type of depression therapy has its own pattern, format and effects.

Following are depression therapies which will be very helpful in depression:

  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Reality Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Therapy

Cognitive Therapy: The main motive of cognitive therapy is to help the patient to recognize their negative thinking and re-assess it with positive thoughts. Cognitive therapy helps patient to correct his way of thinking and make it more realistic and positive.

Behavioral Therapy: Behavioral therapy is the type of psychotherapy which works on control of unwanted behavior. Therapist teaches patient about changing and gaining control on their behavior.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Cognitive therapy and behavioral therapy both work together to improve the patient's depression. It develops the thinking of the patient and teaches them the correct way to control their unwanted behavior.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Dialectical behavior therapy's main goal is to teach a patient to cope up with their stress, control their emotions and improvise their relationships. It is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy.

Psychodynamic Therapy: The main motive of psychodynamic therapy is to share the unresolved or conflicts experiences of the patients which were their reason for depression.

Interpersonal Therapy: Interpersonal therapy focuses on the social and interpersonal interactions. Therapist picks one or two problems of patient's life such as disputes, break ups etc.

Reality Therapy: The basic idea of reality therapy is that patient is living and making choice regardless of what he had done in past. Therapist creates a trusting environment and helps the patient to understand their real wants, their present and help them to plan future in a positive way.

Transpersonal Therapy: Transpersonal therapy based on the belief of inner sacredness of people, desire to connect with others. Therapist teaches to believe in each one's will and capacity and make them realize their self.

Humanistic Therapy: Main goal of humanistic therapy is to emphasize the growth and self-actualization through self-examination and creative expression. It is totally about "you" and "your perception" only.

Acupuncture and Depression

Apart from these psychological therapy one more therapy is there that it Acupuncture. It is a safe and natural way of treatment of depression. Its process involves small acupuncture needles with small electric current.

Apart from these, there are other types of depression therapy formats which depend on the patient and different psychotherapies:

  • Individual Therapy: It's a one-on-one talk between therapist and patient. It provides full privacy to patient to talk and express their problem.
  • Family Therapy: Therapist work out the problem with patient and their family.
  • Group Therapy: A group of three to fifteen people sit together and discuss their stress, problems and tensions with each other.
  • Couple's Therapy: In this therapy couple involves to solve the problem of the patient.

These different types of depression therapy format helps patient to cope up with various situations and environment. If the patient is shy he can opt for individual therapy and group therapy is cheaper than individual therapy.

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