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People recover from depression in many different ways. There are a range of effective treatments and health professionals who can help you on the road to recovery. There are also plenty of things you can do for yourself to recover and stay well. 

Psychotherapy »

Psychotherapy or “talk therapy” is the treatment of psychological problems through communication between an individual and a trained mental health professional in a safe and confidential environment.

Medication »

If you are diagnosed with depression, bipolar disorder or a related illness, your healthcare provider may suggest medication as an initial course of treatment, possibly in combination with psychotherapy.

Brain stimulation »

Brain stimulation (neuromodulation) refers to a class of medical procedures used to stimulate or change the function of the nervous system in order to relieve the symptoms of depression, bipolar disorder, and related illnesses.

Prepare for your appointments »

Review helpful checklists for preparing for your appointments.

Types of mental health professionals »

There are a number of professionals and settings that offer services and treatments to help you reach your recovery goals or assist you during a crisis.