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Talk With Your Doctor About Depression


The Benefits

Most people with depression feel better when they get treatment. That’s why it is important to talk to a doctor as soon as possible. Getting help is the best thing you can do for yourself or someone you love. Recovery is possible.

Treatment for Depression
Depression can be treated with talking therapy, medicine (called antidepressants), or both. Your doctor may refer you to a counselor or therapist.

Getting active and eating healthy can also help with depression.

Start Today: Small Steps
  • Look for signs of depression.
  • Get help right away if you or someone you know is thinking about suicide. Call 1-800-273-TALK or 911.
  • See a doctor. Get a medical checkup and talk about how you are feeling.

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