Inquiry Question: Is there a relationship between depression and facial appearance?
Focus of this round: How to relieve depression?
The last round introduces the consequences of depression, welcome to go to my page to see it! After I introduce the causes and the consequences, in this round, I am going to talk about how to relieve the depression so that either we could help ourselves out of the depression, or we could learn how to lead the people nearby out of the depression. If you find yourself or the people around you have similar symptoms as round 2, it is helpful that you look over this round--How to Relieve Depression?
Depression cannot be released by oneself that the people with mantel illness need others’ help. Usually, the psychologist and families and friends could help. The depressed people need help! So, how can we help them?
The three most common treatments for depression are psychotherapy, medication, and electroconvulsive therapy.
If you got the symptoms as I the last round said, you need to adjust your condition. According to Griffin, we could know there are a few ways that you can adjust yourself in daily life:
- Get in a routine. "If you’re depressed, you need a routine," says Ian Cook, MD, a psychiatrist and director of the Depression Research and Clinic Program at UCLA. For example, join a picnic with friends.
- Set goals. When you're depressed, you may feel like you can't accomplish anything. That makes you feel worse about yourself. To push back, set daily goals for yourself. Then, as you start to feel better, you can add more challenging daily goals. Take me as an example, I would prefer to set a due to reading a book. It could not only help me use my time wisely, but also can help me get more knowledge.
- Exercise. It temporarily boosts feel-good chemicals called endorphins. It may also have long-term benefits for people with depression. Cook says, "regular exercise seems to encourage the brain to rewire itself in positive ways."
Psychotherapy can be delivered to individuals, groups, or families by mental health professionals. A 2012 review found psychotherapy to be better than no treatment but not other treatments. What's more, psychotherapy has been shown to be effective in older people.
With more complex and chronic forms of depression, a combination of medication and psychotherapy may be used.  Usually, Sertraline (Zoloft) is used primarily to treat major depression in adults. From the research, we can know that "Conflicting results have arisen from studies that look at the effectiveness of antidepressants in people with acute, mild to moderate depression. " SSRIs are the primary medications prescribed, owing to their relatively mild side-effects. In addition, they are less toxic in overdose than other antidepressants. Meanwhile, it also children can also be supported by the use of the SSRI antidepressant fluoxetine. Therefore, SSRIs is the primary selection of psychologists.
Finally, there are another mental management left--Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). ECT is a standard psychiatric treatment in which seizures are electrically induced in patients to provide relief from psychiatric illnesses. In fact, ECT is used with informed consent as a last line of intervention for major depressive disorder.A usual course of ECT uses multiple administrations, typically given two or three times per week, until the patient is no longer suffering symptoms.
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