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How long does psychotherapy treatment for depression last?

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This type of therapy can take months or more than a year, depending on how serious your depression is. But some patients feel better in a matter of weeks. You and your therapist will decide when you’ve made enough progress to stop.

You may need to try a few different therapists to find one you are comfortable sharing your feelings with.

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health.

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment: “Managing Depressive Symptoms in Substance Abuse Clients During Early Recovery.”

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: “Depression.”

The Mayo Clinic: “Depression (major depressive disorder).”

Armstrong, C. , May 2011. American Family Physician

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Depression.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on January 20, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health.

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment: “Managing Depressive Symptoms in Substance Abuse Clients During Early Recovery.”

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: “Depression.”

The Mayo Clinic: “Depression (major depressive disorder).”

Armstrong, C. , May 2011. American Family Physician

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Depression.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on January 20, 2017

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