Treatment, Living with & Coping with a Mood Disorder

There are various methods of treating depression and other mood disorders that will vary depending on the type of disorder and the lifestyle of the patient. Learn about the various treatment methods available to combat and cure your depression, from medication and antidepressants, to therapy to alternative and natural treatments. Also learn what you can do to help a loved one through their depression symptoms.

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  • Depression Busters: Using Music Therapy to Defeat Depression
    Music evokes many feelings and emotions, energizing, inspiring, calming, or making people happy. Songs and melodies can change moods. Did you know that music, or music therapy, can actually alleviate clinical depression? So, how does music therapy help depression? Read here to learn the answer.
  • Depression Busters: Dealing with the Mid-Life Crisis
    A mid-life crisis or depression is commonly experienced by men and women, albeit in slightly different forms. Read on for tips on how to overcome the problems that accompany this time of life.
  • How Can Logotherapy Help Alleviate Depression?
    Depression is often treated with a combination of medication and psychotherapy. In this article, you'll learn about logotherapy, a type of psychoanalysis developed by psychiatrist Viktor Frankl that focuses on your own individual search for meaning in your life.
  • Treating Depression with Electroconvulsive Therapy
    The days when ECT was used almost indiscriminately have passed. Despite this it remains a controversial form of treatment even amongst the experts who can choose how, when or whether it should be prescribed. Find out more about the benefits and limitations of ECT for depression.
  • Depression Busters: How Massage Therapy Can Help
    Massage therapy has been found to be effective for treating depression, but critics suggest that this is merely a placebo effect. Assuming this is incorrect, this article offers some possible mechanisms for how massage therapy treats depression.
  • SAD: How to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder
    Learn how to treat the symptoms of SAD; there are several natural and inexpensive treatments for SAD that can easily become a part of your daily routine.
  • Dealing with Depression as a Single Parent
    There is no greater challenge than becoming a parent and being a single parent adds to the stress. Unfortunately, many single parents suffer from depression because they don't have the perfect two parent home and they are left to do everything alone.
  • Treating Cyclothymia with Medications
    Cyclothymia is a variation of bipolar disorder which usually affects people throughout their lives. Medications can help to relieve problematic symptoms. This article discusses some medications for cyclothymia and how they affect the brain.
  • Depression Busters: How to Deal with Depression in Postmenopausal Women
    A woman who is postmenopausal does not have to suffer through depression. There are ways to get through depression and live a full life after menopause.
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