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Is depression treatable?

YES! Depression is highly treatable and it is estimated that 80% of people who engage in treatment get better.

Maybe you feel like now’s not the right time to start treatment. While it’s tempting to put it off, it’s important not to wait. Delaying treatment will only make it harder to have a good outcome down the line and can lead to physical changes to your brain and even an increased risk of heart disease. In most cases, depression won’t fade away on its own and the longer you wait, the harder it is to get better.

Comprehensive approaches to care, which combine multiple treatment approaches like self care, therapy, and medication, often have the best outcomes because they can help address multiple underlying causes and symptoms of depression.


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