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Diagnosis and treatment

Diagnosis and treatment

Depression is as common as having blood pressure issues or high cholesterol. It just means that our body isn’t functioning as it should be. The good news however is that depression is an entirely treatable problem!

A common misconception that people have is that they can never develop depression because of how settled they are, or how strong their mind is. In reality, anyone can be at risk, regardless of their age, gender, socioeconomic background, or mental strength.

Depending on changes to our physical health and environment, we can be at the risk of developing depression.

A mental health professional will require a medical history and psychological evaluation, to arrive at a diagnosis. They may also conduct blood tests to rule out a medical issue that could be causing the depression.

Depression can be treated with therapy. In some cases, medication may be prescribed to help a person manage the severity of the symptoms, so they can engage in therapy.

If you feel that you might be depressed, call Mann Talks, and talk to a mental health professional today. There is no need to be ashamed; reaching out and seeking help are the best things you can do for yourself.

Read more about the distinction between a psychiatrist, a clinical psychologist, and a counsellor/counselling psychologist who are allowed to provide a diagnosis

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