Treatments for Depression
A variety of effective treatments are available to help people with
Treatment involves the following:
There are no surgical options for the treatment of depression.
Depression. National Institute of Mental Health. Available at: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/healthinformation/depressionmenu.cfm . Accessed March 24, 2007.
Fochtmann LJ, Gelenberg AJ. Guideline Watch: Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Major Depressive Disorder. 2nd ed. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association; 2005. American Psychiatric Association website. Available at: http://www.psych.org/psych_pract/treatg/pg/prac_guide.cfm . Accessed March 25, 2007.
National Institute of Mental Health website. Available at: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/ .
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