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!!
How about Ritalin?
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
Depressive disorder is your spirit,from god,negatively responding to the stimuli of a world governed by humans. God turned it all over to humans because our free will rejected god. Congratulations on reading the bible! That's where you will find the peace that passes all understanding. Your journey will be rewarded when you welcome Jesus into your heart and commune with him daily the same you would with a trusted friend. Most "unenlightened" acquaintances will think your talking to yourself, that's ok! Jesus will introduce you to the omnipotent omnipresent spirit of his and our heavenly father. Jesus is our brother. God is our father, eternally. There is nothing wrong with you, you have all your answers with them. Keep reading. When we pass, you will be with your brother and your father. Where it will be the way god intended his creation to be, perfect. Persevere, this life is tolerable with your newfound truth In the bible reading. Be humble, quiet, people will turn on you, share it only with believers, only challenge others to read, then ask that spirit to reveal it to them. They should see it. Some say seeing is believing but in truth believing is seeing. Ask Jesus to ask the father to see!!! And that all will see.