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What treatment will I get if I'm hospitalized for depression?

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While in the hospital, you will usually be seen by one or more psychiatrists or a physician's assistant each day, although such one-on-one visits in the hospital tend to be brief.

Various forms of group therapy are common.They focus on things like stress management, dealing with depression, and medications and their side effects.

SOURCES: Cadieux, R.J., , December 1998. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: "Understanding Hospitalization for Mental Health." Keller, M.B., , 2005.


American Family PhysicianJournal of Clinical Psychiatry

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on May 11, 2018

SOURCES: Cadieux, R.J., , December 1998. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: "Understanding Hospitalization for Mental Health." Keller, M.B., , 2005.


American Family PhysicianJournal of Clinical Psychiatry

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on May 11, 2018

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