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Is talk therapy effective for Depression?

Psychotherapy provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who’s objective, neutral, and nonjudgmental. Through education, introspection, and skill building, you can identify and modify the thought and behavior patterns that are keeping you from feeling your best.

While psychotherapy has been shown to be effective at reducing symptoms of depression, most experts agree that the best results are likely in a multi-faceted approach that includes medication, therapy, and lifestyle change.

If you choose to include therapy as part of your treatment plan, it’s important to find a therapist who uses evidence-based approaches and who you feel comfortable talking with.


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