It would be difficult to write down just one method as the way to treat depression or anxiety. Both ailments come in many forms and so do their treatments. But fortunately a lot of treatments have been very successful for helping with both depressive symptoms & anxiety symptoms.
And once you have worked through the depression, it is important that you stay well and do not have a relapse.
Psychological Treatment for Depression & Anxiety
Whether it is counselling psychotherapy, cognitive behaviour therapy or any other taking therapy, these treatments are all part of the treatments known as the ‘talking therapies’. They work by helping a person change the way they think. The talking therapies are successfully proven ways to overcome depression or anxiety.
Medical Treatments for Depression & Anxiety
Antidepressant medication is used for the treatment of depression and your doctor is the best person to discuss what is the best treatment for you. Often the taking of antidepressant medication is accompanied by regular therapy session.
Although medication is not used so much in the treatment of anxiety, it may be necessary. But the ‘talking therapies’ are definitely used for anxiety. aMindset has qualified therapists who can help you with both depression or anxiety.
When working with both Depression and anxiety it is good if you have management strategies in place to assist you whilst you go through your treatment or therapy. Management strategies can include mindfulness and meditation.