How Do Doctors Treat Major Depressive Disorder?

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Major depressive disorder is a serious but treatable illness. Depending on the severity of symptoms, your doctor will choose different treatment plans. Doctors are likely to prescribe some antidepressant medicines. They may suggest talk therapy or psychotherapy as well. To make the treatment more effective, the doctor may add other medications to the antidepressant. People respond differently to different type of medication, so your doctor may try various medicines with different doses to see which way suits you the best. Other treatment strategies include electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT. Your doctor may try it if drugs don't work or your symptoms are serious.   Keyword: treatment major depressive disorder
Wow! Still practising those barbaric inhumane procedures!!
I suffer from it, and I am doing research at the university libraries.  I use alfalfa tea, sunflower seed tea, and lots of fresh cooked fish.  I also do exercise and dance to music I love every week-end!  I take my meds daily for depression, high blood pressure and asthma.  Going fishing, reading the Bible daily is my par-therapy, including going to the Christian Bible studies, Sundays.
I took the pine bark extract, the supplement, and I do exercise an hour a day. Both helps me a lot. I think I'm doing okay now, but I don't know either of them or both have worked.
Sounds like you are on the right track. I am finally getting level. Vitamins, walking, crafts, family and friends, gardening