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  • The Types of Therapy for Depression: What To Know

    Are you looking for help with your depression? Read on to learn about the different types of therapy for depression so you can find what’s right for you.

    Most people will experience depression at some point in their lives. This can be brought on by the grief of losing a loved one, or for some, it can be from experiencing trauma. Some might even have an inherited condition.

    There are a few different types of therapy for depression that can be useful in getting to the root of the problem. But it’s important to be able to recognize the signs of depression to know if you should seek the help of a therapist.

    Symptoms of Depression

    Before deciding if you, or a loved one, need therapy for depression. It’s important to know the symptoms of depression. These can include:

    • Trouble concentrating or remembering details
    • Overeating or undereating
    • Restlessness
    • Fatigue
    • Insomnia, or constant sleeping
    • Loss of interest in things once found pleasurable
    • Feelings of guilt, or worthlessness
    • Irritability
    • Aches, pains, or cramps that won’t go away
    • Constant feelings of being “empty”, anxious, or sad.

    Once you’ve identified these symptoms, you can begin to think about what kind of treatment for depression you or your loved one needs.

    Treatment for Depression

    Depending on whether you are suffering from a period of depression resulting from a period of trauma or grief, or from clinical depression. There are a couple of different treatment options.

    Several medications can help with regulating feelings of depression and relieving some of its symptoms. Doctors also note that increasing your amount of exercise can also help with alleviating mild depression.

    While medications can help quickly alleviate the symptoms of depression. Therapy can help you work to find the root of depression and give you the tools for overcoming it. There are a few different types of therapies that work well for depression.

    Types of Therapy for Depression

    One of the most common therapies for depression is Cognitive Behavior Therapy or CBT for short. This therapy is based on the theory that your thoughts, feelings, actions, and physical sensations are all interconnected. It focuses on dealing with your problems by breaking them down into smaller parts.

    Emotion-Focused Therapy deals with recognizing your emotions and working through them. This type of therapy can be helpful for a wide range of issues including depression.

    Mindfulness Therapy is about practicing being present in the current moment. This type of therapy includes methods like meditation, to help you manage the symptoms of depression.

    There are a plethora of other therapies that may be beneficial as well. Working with a therapist can help you come up with a plan that’s best suited for your unique situation.

    Start Your Journey With Us

    If you’ve been feeling helpless, unusually fatigued, or any of the other symptoms of depression. Be sure to take note of what you are feeling. This will make it easier to determine the right treatment for you. Don’t forget to share these notes with your therapist to help determine which types of therapy for depression you should try.

    We offer many different services to help you live the life of your dreams. You can book your first appointment with us at Aventurine Counseling and Coaching to see how we can help you.