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What kind of help is available for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression?

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Prescription medicines and talk therapy can work well. Some treatments can help with depression and PTSD at the same time. For example, a counselor can help you let go of negative thoughts and habits.

If you think about killing yourself, get help right away. Call a doctor or counselor, or talk to a loved one or minister. If you or someone near you might be in immediate danger, call 911 or a crisis line right away. You can reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255).

From: Is It PTSD, Depression, or Both? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Depression,” “Post-traumatic stress disorder.”

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: “Depression, Trauma, and PTSD.”

National Health Service Choices (UK): “Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).”

Washington Academy of Sciences: “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder -- What Happens in the Brain?”

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: “Symptoms of PTSD.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on February 12, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Depression,” “Post-traumatic stress disorder.”

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: “Depression, Trauma, and PTSD.”

National Health Service Choices (UK): “Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).”

Washington Academy of Sciences: “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder -- What Happens in the Brain?”

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: “Symptoms of PTSD.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on February 12, 2018

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