304. Top Ten Treatments for Depression

I recently came across a book called Back from the Brink by Graeme Cowan. It contains interviews with people from all walks of life who suffer from severe depression or bipolar disorder. In the book, Cowan summarizes what he discovered to be the top ten treatments for depression.

  1. Supportive psychiatrist
  2. Supportive psychologist
  3. Support groups and emotional support of family and friends
  4. Vigorous exercise
  5. Psychotherapy
  6. Belief in God, spirituality, religion
  7. Fulfilling work, paid or voluntary
  8. Sleep
  9. CBT – Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  10. ECT – Electroconvulsive therapy

About Patrick Day

triumphoverdepression.org This blog is my ministry to support those who are depressed, in gratefulness for my having overcome major depression. Read "About Patrick Day" just to the right of "home" on the top of the blog site to find out more particulars about me. I retired from a career in higher education, where I served as Dean of Instruction, and promptly moved into a life of purposelessness and despair for five years, finally coming out on the other side. I am now an author, a business and life coach, a writer of this blog, and a volunteer for various organizations. What I write about in this blog is not hypothetical comments on depression. I have been there, felt the horrible pain, had my life disrupted, and experienced everything that I write about. I pray that I may be a blessing to you.
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