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Depression Treatment in NYC

spiral2grow, expert in depression treatment in New York City (NYC), has depression counselors and psychotherapists, who treats depression disorder while building the necessary skills for managing depression. spiral2grow, located in midtown Manhattan at 260 Madison Avenue #8023, New York, NY 10016, offers proven depression treatment and counseling in a variety of formats: individual depression counseling, depression group counseling and workshop.

  • Depression treatment
    • If your symptoms indicate that you have clinical depression, it is strongly recommended to seek treatment. Treatment may include supportive therapy, such as changes in lifestyle and behavior, psychotherapy, complementary therapies, and may often include medication. Without treatment, your symptoms will last much longer and may never get better. In fact, they may get worse. With treatment, your chances of recovery are quite good.
    • Psychotherapy and antidepressant medications are the two most commonly used treatments for managing depression. Many people use a combination of the two. People’s responses vary, of course, but these approaches hold good promise for providing relief.
    • Most people have already heard of the popular antidepressant medication, Prozac. It is only one of the many “newer generation” medications that do, in fact, help the majority of people who take them. Medication is a valuable tool for reducing symptoms and “raising the floor” on depression. Speaking to a psychiatrist about the use of medications in your particular case is the best way to explore whether medications are viable for you. A psychotherapist can also help you with this decision.
    • Psychotherapy is an non-drug alternative that is generally as effective as medication, and in some ways is even superior (though not quite as fast-acting). For example, people who receive therapy tend to have a lower relapse (recurrence) rate, and tend to feel better as an active participant in the recovery process. Psychotherapy can help individuals and families who are dealing with depression. The most effective psychotherapies are called cognitive therapy (which teaches how to identify and correct distorted thinking), behavior therapy (which teaches how to behave more effectively), and interpersonal therapy (which teaches relationship skills). All of these are short-term therapies, and all focus on changing things in the present.
    • The fact that long-term research shows the effectiveness of medication and psychotherapy for treating depression can be wonderfully reassuring for depression sufferers and their families. Depression is highly responsive to good treatment, and good treatment is available from a variety of sources.
  • Psychotherapy
    • Psychotherapy involves working with a trained therapist to figure out ways to solve problems and cope with depression. Three major approaches are commonly used to treat clinical depression. In general, these therapies take weeks to months to complete. Each has a goal of alleviating your symptoms. More intense psychotherapy may be needed for very severe depression or for depression with other psychiatric symptoms.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
    • CBT helps to alleviate depression and reduce the likelihood it will come back by helping you change your way of thinking. CBT uses three techniques to accomplish these goals.
    • Didactic component: This phase helps to set up positive expectations for therapy and promote your cooperation.
    • Cognitive component: Helps to identify the thoughts and assumptions that influence your behaviors, particularly those that may predispose you to being depressed.
    • Behavioral component: Employs behavior-modifying techniques to teach you more effective strategies for dealing with problems.
    • Clinical depression always requires attention from a medical or mental-health professional. The good news is that depression can be diagnosed and treated effectively in most people. The biggest barrier to overcoming depression is recognizing that someone is depressed and seeking appropriate treatment, and then find an effective treatment by professional and licensed psychotherapist.
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