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Family counseling treats the entire family -- because it's not only the person with the diagnosis who is affected by depression. If you're depressed, your family feels it, too. And unfortunately, although family members may have the best of intentions, without professional guidance, they sometimes make things worse.

From: Psychotherapy for Depression WebMD Medical Reference

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

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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