Depression therapy is SUPPOSED to help. I just haven't experienced that personally yet. However, having said that, and having 'hit a brick wall' with another dip into depression, I have decided to give it another try. I will catch you up to date on how effective that was in a few weeks.
It would be a shame if your doctor gave you a diagnosis, prescribed some medication and then sent you home to work things out on your own. However, that is exactly what happens for many of us. It may not be until your symptoms persist that your doctor will suggest some sort of therapy.
Everyone can benefit from therapy, even if they aren't depressed, but if you are depressed it could be another useful tool in your get well kit.
We all know how good it is to have someone to talk to. The popular term is 'talk-therapy'. Therapy involves talking to someone whose only job is to listen to you! What a luxury.
There are so many different forms of counseling/therapy out there. Here is a good description of the difference between the two found in 'Living with Depression' by Deborah Serani. "Psychotherapy is not counseling – and it's important to make this distinction. Counseling is a short-interval, problem-solving process that targets a specific situation. The counselor offers advice and suggestions. Psychotherapy is a longer-term treatment that focuses on gaining insight into chronic behavioral and emotional problems."
.Not convinced yet? Maybe you need to read about the benefits of psychotherapy.
You will need to find a counsellor you can trust, who you feel comfortable with and who you actually like! lelse may recommend someone that they like but maybe you won't. It is very personal. This might take some trial and error.
We probably all agree that having a good old chat with someone we trust and who cares about us can have a wonderfully positive effect for awhile. Having that chat with a trained therapist could have even longer lasting results.
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We have now covered three of the eight keywords for depression recovery: diagnosis, medication and therapy.
WHAT ABOUT YOU? Have you tried any kind of therapy? Is therapy something you would like to consider? Don't dismiss it. It might be one of the most important keys to your depression recovery.
I am so glad you dropped by Depression Getaway today. There is hope for depression. Don't give up. I am praying for you right now.
You know the person who is reading this right now. You know them better than they know themselves because you created them! Would you please help them find someone they can talk to, really talk to? Thanks.