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Holistic Approach to Treating Depression

Depression is a debilitating illness that affects approximately 20% of people in the industrialized world, especially women. Its causes can be both psychological and physiological and there are numerous approaches to treatment. An increasingly popular option is treatment with antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Often due to pressure from health maintenance organizations to contain costs, doctors recommend these medications as a quick fix instead of psychotherapy. Another approach is to treat depression […]

Treating Depression: Medications and Therapies

Sadness and low mood are a normal part of our lives. Everybody encounters good reason for an occasional bout of depression. But if your feelings of sadness last for more than two weeks and are so intense that they interfere with your normal daily routine, you are probably suffering from depression and need medical help. Although many bouts of depression clear up on their own, lots of people develop a serious depression that can last […]