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How is psychotherapy used to treat depression?

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If you have psychotherapy, you'll talk to a therapist who can help you focus on the behaviors, emotions, and ideas that are contributing to your depression.

During your sessions with a therapist, you'll learn to identify the problems or situations that may be affecting your mental health. You'll then figure out which of these problems can be solved and improved. It will allow you to regain a sense of control and pleasure in life.

SOURCES: 

Cleveland Clinic.

Family Caregiver Alliance.

National Institute of Mental Health.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 16, 2019

SOURCES: 

Cleveland Clinic.

Family Caregiver Alliance.

National Institute of Mental Health.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 16, 2019

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