There are three basic ways to treat depression: psychotherapy, self help, and medication. Many people respond best to a combination of two or more methods.
Depression is a serous illness, not a harmless part of life. It is a complex disorder with a variety of causes. It is rarely caused by just one thing. It may be a result of a mix of factors, including genetic, chemical, physical, and sociological. It is also influenced by behavior patterns learned in the family and by cognitive distortions.
Evelyn Schmechtig Cochran