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What can family therapy do for depression?

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Family therapy is a great way for your relatives to learn about depression and the early warning signs. Studies suggest that family sessions might really help with treatment, too, improving lifestyle, compliance with medication, and sleep habits.

It also lets you and your family members talk about the stresses of life with depression. You may all feel more comfortable talking openly with a therapist there to guide the conversation.

From: Psychotherapy for Depression WebMD Medical Reference

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Wiles, N. , Feb. 2013. Lancet

National Institute of Mental Health: “What is Depression?”

FDA: “The Lowdown on Depression.”

Mental Health America: Mpower: “Facts about Depression and Suicide.”

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: “Psychotherapy: How it works and how it can help.”

American Psychiatric Association, , 2000. Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Major Depression

American Psychiatric Association. , American Psychiatric Pub, 2000. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV-TR

Fieve, R. Rodale Books, 2006. Bipolar II,

Little A. , July 15, 2009. American Family Physician

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on October 13, 2017

SOURCES:

Wiles, N. , Feb. 2013. Lancet

National Institute of Mental Health: “What is Depression?”

FDA: “The Lowdown on Depression.”

Mental Health America: Mpower: “Facts about Depression and Suicide.”

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: “Psychotherapy: How it works and how it can help.”

American Psychiatric Association, , 2000. Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Major Depression

American Psychiatric Association. , American Psychiatric Pub, 2000. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV-TR

Fieve, R. Rodale Books, 2006. Bipolar II,

Little A. , July 15, 2009. American Family Physician

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on October 13, 2017

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