HOW CAN PSYCHOTHERAPY HELP TREAT DEPRESSION?
Depression can be treated! The most common treatments are psychotherapy and medication. A combination of these two strategies seems to be the best approach. A variety of approaches have been shown to be effective in alleviating and treating symptoms of depression.
Often, therapy starts with working to acknowledge the factors that contribute to the low mood. Some of those factors maybe longstanding and complicated, while others may be situational. Developing solutions for the situational factors will release some of the pressure and provide some relief.
Exploring difficulties makes them easy to understand and to break into smaller obstacles. These smaller obstacles are less overwhelming—it is easier to develop strategies to overcome them. Feeling constantly discouraged can feel like an impossible hurdle. How do you switch from feeling discouraged to feeling accomplished? You start small.
The small and simple changes will give way to targeting more challenging transformations. It will start with changing what you do and transform to changing how you think of yourself and others.
Therapy can help you find a grater sense of control over your life. It can help you find hope to develop your vision and the confidence and inspiration to accomplish it.