Treatments for depression with and without medication have studied by multiple teams. The consensus? Clients treated for low to mild depression saw the same or better results from natural methods over medication.
Comparison between interventions – cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) was more effective than ADMs (anti-depressant medication). Naturopathic therapy (e.g. acupuncture) and biological interventions (e.g. electroconvulsive therapy) were more effective than ADMs. There was no difference on symptoms of depression when ADMs were compared with physical activity, psychotherapy or interpersonal therapy (IPT).
There may be a biased reliance on medication that natural and traditional therapies can alleviate. A pill in and of itself is not a cure. You owe it to yourself to seek effective treatment for better overall psychological health.
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