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How treatable is clinical depression?

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Clinical depression, also called major depression, is a serious medical condition. Four out of 5 people with depression can be successfully treated with early recognition, intervention, and support. Most people respond well to medications, psychotherapy (talk therapy), or a combination.

From: Untreated Depression WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: “What is Depression?” and "Suicide in the US: Statistics and Prevention."

The National Women’s Health Information Center: “Depression.”

National Cancer Institute: “Depression (PDQ).”

Food and Drug Administration: “The Lowdown on Depression.”

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

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

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

National Alliance on Mental Illness:  "The Impact and Cost of Mental Illness: The Case of Depression."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 17, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: “What is Depression?” and "Suicide in the US: Statistics and Prevention."

The National Women’s Health Information Center: “Depression.”

National Cancer Institute: “Depression (PDQ).”

Food and Drug Administration: “The Lowdown on Depression.”

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

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

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

National Alliance on Mental Illness:  "The Impact and Cost of Mental Illness: The Case of Depression."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 17, 2017

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