If you are depressed, you may want a quick fix–a pill that will make your problems disappear. Approximately 15 million Americans have been taking antidepressants for at least five years. Unfortunately, the numbers are on the rise, the increase in people using antidepressant medication rose 64% between the years 1999 and 2014.
Unfortunately, the pharmaceutical “magic bullet” often does not succeed in “curing” us.
If you are looking for a cure for depression, instead of just a band-aid fix, read Kelly Brogan’s article about 7 facts about depression. These facts can empower you to embark on a holistic healing process that can provide lasting, sustainable recovery from depression.
Whether you are taking antidepressant medication or not, therapy can help reach the core issues of your depression. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy has repeatedly shown its effectiveness in treating both depression and anxiety. CBT can be used in conjunction with medication and if you plan on getting off antidepressants, CBT can increase your chances.
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