KIRA STEIN, MD, APC

ADULT PSYCHIATRY - BOARD CERTIFIED ABPN


Why Get Treatment For Depression?

 

THERE IS HOPE

If you are suffering from depression, you should seek treatment because it is possible to feel better and to take good care of yourself. Others have seen improvement as a result of taking action, and you can too. For example, clinical depression is a very painful and serious condition if left untreated, but there is much hope because so many treatment options are available, including talk therapy, medications, nutritional changes, TMS therapy and other approaches. There is always hope.

REASONS TO GET TREATMENT

  • Fortunately, there are many effective treatments options available to you and there is no need to suffer.
  • Depression, if untreated, often gets worse and increases the risk of suicide.
  • Depression can cause significant disability in all areas of life, such as work, family, marriage and personal life, and can lead to dangerous self-medication with illegal drugs and alcohol.
  • Depression, for example, is a brain condition that scientists now believe becomes more difficult to treat the longer the illness persists.
  • Prolonged, untreated depressive episodes are likely to increase the risk of recurrences. Researchers have found that each additional depressive episode increases the likelihood of suffering from another one in the future. This is yet another reason why getting treatment early on is so important.
  • People who receive adequate and consistent treatment of their depression can ultimately achieve relief.

 

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