Mood Disorders — Treatments for Depression
December Health Focus: Week 3
If you feel that you, a family member, or friend may be experiencing depression, the first step is to have an assessment including a detailed medical history and a mental status examination. Treatment for depression varies based on the diagnosis and there are different goals for each of these 3 stages:
Acute treatment – relieve symptoms and restore a person’s ability to function
Continuation treatment – prevent a relapse
Maintenance treatment – prevent a new episode
Depression is often higher in older adults. Unfortunately, it is often undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, or untreated in the population.
Check out options for the treatment of depression.
GOOD NEWS! Many people recover from depression and go on to become happy or satisfied with their lives.
For some of us, the holidays mean doing everything we can to keep calm.
We wired to be sensitive to other people’s stress. Learn how to keep the stress of your loved ones from making yours unmanageable as well as not overburdening others with your own stress.
Nothing says comfort like Italian food!