Depression has different types and degrees of intensity. Mild depression is usually treated with psychological treatments. Medication is not mandatory. While, Moderate depression can be treated with psychological treatments or medication. Most people with severe kinds of depression will need both antidepressant medication and psychological treatment.
By the time symptoms are under control, the goals of treatment are to get the person back to having a full life, and to safeguard the patient from having the symptoms returning.
The best results of depression treatment happen if people:
- Get regular proper psychological treatment.
- Get on with their lives.
- Get help from friends and family, support groups, have a place and a job.
- Start a healthy lifestyle.
- Get the right medication if needed.
They are verbal or conversational therapies are to help treating all types of depression. For some issues or problems like mild depression, they could be the only treatment needed.
There are other kinds of psychological treatment, other than cognitive behavioral therapy CBT, such as:
- Interpersonal psychotherapy
- Problem-solving therapy
- Short-term psychodynamic therapy.
For people with mild to moderate depression, Cognitive behavioral therapy with a professional Psychologist in Dubai at an ethical mental health clinic would be the only medication needed that in most of those cases to medicine would be prescribed. Moreover, CBT would safeguard patients from bouncing back into depression after recovering.
Antidepressants are ideally used to treat some of the moderate depression patients if needed, and mainly severe depression. They can help control or reduce symptoms of depression, for example:
- Help elevating feelings of sadness
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tiredness and low energy levels
- Poor appetite
- Sleep problems
Most people suffering from depression do not need to stay in hospital. However, treatment would be designed as a series of regular visits to your GP or psychologist.
What cases require being hospitalized?
- Suicidal thoughts patients
- Suicidal attempts patients
- People at risk of self-physical harm
- Those incapable of eating or drinking that it risks their health
- A medical illness that makes the depression severe
- Alcohol or drugs abuse
- A special hospital-only treatment like ECT.
Depression is not the end of it, with understanding the condition, the causes, the symptoms, the triggers it will be brought under control, and with effective treatment, anybody can recover from depression and live a full, successful, peaceful, and satisfying life. There is a lot to do and much to give to life and modern treatments understand and supports patients to find their strong will.
German Heart Centre Bremen Dubai provides the support and consultancy of the best Psychologist-experience in Dubai applying the modalities of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in regular consultations, combining the scientific and holistic approaches of modern psychosomatic medicine. We can and will support to improve the quality of our patients lives, psychologically and physically. Call or visit our website for more. We will help you!