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What can individual counseling do for depression?

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One-on-one sessions can help you identify specific stresses and triggers that worsen your depression. A therapist can help you work through issues at home or at work, and encourage you to maintain healthy connections with family and friends. Your therapist can also help you adopt good habits, like making sure you take your medicines, seeing your doctor regularly, and getting enough sleep.

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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