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The first step in treating depression is to recognize that you’re clinically depressed. The next step is to get help. Your chances for recovery are better the sooner you seek treatment. Start with your primary care doctor. Among other things, they can rule out other medical conditions. They may prescribe treatment for your depression, or refer to a mental health specialist.

From: Depression: Where to Seek Care WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institute of Mental Health.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on May 11, 2018

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National Institute of Mental Health.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on May 11, 2018

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