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How can psychotherapy help treat depression relapse?

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Counseling, or "talk therapy," can help you to understand your problems, including new issues that have arisen since you were last treated for depression. You'll explore better ways to cope or to solve problems. Through psychotherapy, you can also learn how to manage your own thoughts and actions so that you feel less depressed.

SOURCES:

Merck Manual: "Depression."

National Institute of Mental Health: "What Is Depression?" 

Reynolds CF III. , 2006. New England Journal of Medicine

Kornstein, SG. 2008. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics,

Nierenberg, AA. 2003. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry,

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on May 10, 2018

SOURCES:

Merck Manual: "Depression."

National Institute of Mental Health: "What Is Depression?" 

Reynolds CF III. , 2006. New England Journal of Medicine

Kornstein, SG. 2008. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics,

Nierenberg, AA. 2003. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry,

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on May 10, 2018

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